New International Version
There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
King James Bible
For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
Darby Bible Translation
for surely there is a result, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
World English Bible
Indeed surely there is a future hope, and your hope will not be cut off.
Young's Literal Translation
For, is there a posterity? Then thy hope is not cut off.
Proverbs 23:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Surely there is an end - יש אחרית yesh acharith, there is another life; "and thy expectation" of the enjoyment of a blessed immortality "shall not be cut off." The Old MS. Bible reads thus: For thou schalt hab hop in the last: and thin abiiding schal not ben taken awei. "For the ende is not yet come; and thy patient abydinge shal not be in vayne." - Coverdale.
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'My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 17. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. 18. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 20. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness …
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But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
Then people will say, "Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth."
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.
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