New International Version
What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted.
King James Bible
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
Darby Bible Translation
The fear of a wicked [man], it shall come upon him; but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
World English Bible
What the wicked fear, will overtake them, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.
Young's Literal Translation
The feared thing of the wicked it meeteth him, And the desire of the righteous is given.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fear of the wicked - The wicked is full of fears and alarms; and all that he has dreaded and more than he has dreaded, shall come upon him. The righteous is always desiring more of the salvation of God, and God will exceed even his utmost desires.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Two-Fold Aspect of the Divine Working
'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sanctions of Moral Law, Natural and Governmental.
How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
1 John 5:14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
1 John 5:15
And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him.
Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you--
when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
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