New International Version
for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.
King James Bible
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
Darby Bible Translation
for there shall be no future to the evil [man]; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
World English Bible
for there will be no reward to the evil man; and the lamp of the wicked shall be snuffed out.
Young's Literal Translation
For there is not a posterity to the evil, The lamp of the wicked is extinguished.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For there shall be no reboard to the evil man - אחרית acharith. There shall not be the future state of blessedness to the wicked. See the note on Proverbs 24:14 (note). His candle shall be put out; his prosperity shall finally cease, or he shall have no posterity. Some have thought that this text intimates the annihilation of sinners; but it refers not to being, but to the state or condition of that being. The wicked shall be; but they shall not be Happy.
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LibraryThe Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
A Treatise on Good Works
Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return.
"The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.
The light in his tent becomes dark; the lamp beside him goes out.
"Yet how often is the lamp of the wicked snuffed out? How often does calamity come upon them, the fate God allots in his anger?
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.
If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.
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