New International Version
The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
King James Bible
The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
Darby Bible Translation
The desire of the righteous is only good; the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
World English Bible
The desire of the righteous is only good. The expectation of the wicked is wrath.
Young's Literal Translation
The desire of the righteous is only good, The hope of the wicked is transgression.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A jewel of gold in a swine's snout - That is, beauty in a woman destitute of good breeding and modest carriage, is as becoming as a gold ring on the snout of a swine. Coverdale translates thus: "A fayre woman without discrete maners, is like a ringe of golde in a swyne's snoute." In Asiatic countries the nose jewel is very common: to this the text alludes.
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Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out …
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But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile;
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
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