Proverbs 10:28
New International Version
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.

New Living Translation
The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.

English Standard Version
The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.

Berean Study Bible
The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectations of the wicked will perish.

King James Bible
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

New King James Version
The hope of the righteous will be gladness, But the expectation of the wicked will perish.

New American Standard Bible
The hope of the righteous is gladness, But the expectation of the wicked perishes.

NASB 1995
The hope of the righteous is gladness, But the expectation of the wicked perishes.

NASB 1977
The hope of the righteous is gladness, But the expectation of the wicked perishes.

Amplified Bible
The hope of the righteous [those of honorable character and integrity] is joy, But the expectation of the wicked [those who oppose God and ignore His wisdom] comes to nothing.

Christian Standard Bible
The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked comes to nothing.

American Standard Version
The hope of the righteous'shall be gladness; But the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The hope of the righteous is with joy and the hope of the evil will perish.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Joy rests long with the righteous: but the hope of the ungodly shall perish.

Contemporary English Version
If you obey the Lord, you will be happy, but there is no future for the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The expectation of the just is joy; but the hope of the wicked shall perish.

English Revised Version
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Good News Translation
The hopes of good people lead to joy, but wicked people can look forward to nothing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The hope of righteous people [leads to] joy, but the eager waiting of wicked people comes to nothing.

International Standard Version
What the righteous hope for brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked dies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The hope of the righteous is gladness; But the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Literal Standard Version
The hope of the righteous [is] joyful, And the expectation of the wicked perishes.

NET Bible
The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked will remain unfulfilled.

New Heart English Bible
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hope of the wicked will perish.

World English Bible
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hope of the wicked will perish.

Young's Literal Translation
The hope of the righteous is joyful, And the expectation of the wicked perisheth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
27The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be cut short. 28The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectations of the wicked will perish. 29The way of the LORD is a refuge to the upright, but destruction awaits those who do evil.…

Cross References
Job 8:13
Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so the hope of the godless will perish.

Job 11:20
But the eyes of the wicked will fail, and escape will elude them; they will hope for their last breath."

Psalm 112:10
The wicked man will see and be grieved; he will gnash his teeth and waste away; the desires of the wicked will perish.

Proverbs 11:7
When the wicked man dies, his hope perishes, and the hope of his strength vanishes.

Proverbs 11:23
The desire of the righteous leads only to good, but the hope of the wicked brings wrath.


Treasury of Scripture

The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

hope

Psalm 16:9
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Psalm 73:24-26
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory…

Romans 5:2
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

but

Proverbs 11:7
When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

Proverbs 14:32
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

Job 8:13
So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:









Verse 28. - The hope of the righteous shall be gladness. The patient expectation of the righteous is joyful, because it has good hope of being, and is, fulfilled. So the apostle (Romans 12:12) speaks, "Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation." Septuagint, "Gladness delayeth for the just." The expectation of the wicked; that which the wicked eagerly hope for shall come to naught (Proverbs 11:7; Job 8:13; Psalm 112:10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The hope
תּוֹחֶ֣לֶת (tō·w·ḥe·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8431: Expectation

of the righteous
צַדִּיקִ֣ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

is joy,
שִׂמְחָ֑ה (śim·ḥāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8057: Blithesomeness, glee

but the expectations
וְתִקְוַ֖ת (wə·ṯiq·waṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8615: A cord, expectancy

of the wicked
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

will perish.
תֹּאבֵֽד׃ (tō·ḇêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish


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