New Living Translation
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.
King James Bible
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
Darby Bible Translation
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; but the desire that cometh to pass is a tree of life.
World English Bible
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.
Young's Literal Translation
Hope prolonged is making the heart sick, And a tree of life is the coming desire.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:12 Hope deferred - Delays in obtaining what a man passionately desires. The desire - The good desired. A tree of life - It is satisfactory, and reviving.
LibrarySecond Sunday after Easter
Text: First Peter 2, 20-25. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
Opposition to Messiah Ruinous
"But if Ye have Bitter Envying and Strife in Your Hearts, Glory Not," &C.
"Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God.
Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.
Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.
People who despise advice are asking for trouble; those who respect a command will succeed.
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