Proverbs 11:7
New International Version
Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing.

New Living Translation
When the wicked die, their hopes die with them, for they rely on their own feeble strength.

English Standard Version
When the wicked dies, his hope will perish, and the expectation of wealth perishes too.

Berean Study Bible
When the wicked man dies, his hope perishes, and the hope of his strength vanishes.

King James Bible
When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

New King James Version
When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of the unjust perishes.

New American Standard Bible
When a wicked person dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of strong people perishes.

NASB 1995
When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of strong men perishes.

NASB 1977
When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of strong men perishes.

Amplified Bible
When the wicked man dies, his expectation will perish; And the hope of [godless] strong men perishes.

Christian Standard Bible
When the wicked person dies, his expectation comes to nothing, and hope placed in wealth vanishes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the wicked man dies, his expectation comes to nothing, and hope placed in wealth vanishes.

American Standard Version
When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish; And the hope of iniquity perisheth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Whenever an evil man has died, his hope has perished, and the hope of the evil perishes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
At the death of a just man his hope does not perish: but the boast of the ungodly perishes.

Contemporary English Version
When the wicked die, their hopes die with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When the wicked man is dead, there shall be no hope any more: and the expectation of the solicitous shall perish.

English Revised Version
When a wicked man dieth his expectation shall perish: and the hope of iniquity perisheth.

Good News Translation
When the wicked die, their hope dies with them. Confidence placed in riches comes to nothing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the death of a wicked person, hope vanishes. Moreover, his confidence in strength vanishes.

International Standard Version
When a wicked person dies, his hope vanishes; and what he expected from his scheming comes to nothing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish, And the hope of strength perisheth.

Literal Standard Version
In the death of a wicked man, hope perishes, And the expectation of the iniquitous has been lost.

NET Bible
When a wicked person dies, his expectation perishes, and the hope of his strength perishes.

New Heart English Bible
When a wicked man dies, hope perishes, and expectation of power comes to nothing.

World English Bible
When a wicked man dies, hope perishes, and expectation of power comes to nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
In the death of a wicked man, hope perisheth, And the expectation of the iniquitous hath been lost.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Dishonest Scales
6The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the faithless are trapped by their own desires. 7When the wicked man dies, his hope perishes, and the hope of his strength vanishes. 8The righteous man is delivered from trouble; in his place the wicked man goes in.…

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

Job 8:14
His confidence is fragile; his security is in a spider's web.

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 10:28
The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectations of the wicked will perish.

Proverbs 11:8
The righteous man is delivered from trouble; in his place the wicked man goes in.


Treasury of Scripture

When a wicked man dies, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perishes.

Proverbs 10:28
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

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

Exodus 15:9,10
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them…









Verse 7. - His expectation; that which he hoped for and set his heart upon, worldly prosperity, long life, impunity, - all are cut off, and the moral government of God is confirmed, by his death (Psalm 73:17-19). (For "the hope of the ungodly," see the forcible expressions in Wisd. 5:14.) Of unjust men; Vulgate sollicitorum; Septuagint, τῶν ἀσεβῶν. The word seems to mean "vanities," i.e. "men of vanity" - abstract for concrete. Others translate, "godless hope," or "expectation that bringeth grief," or "strong, self-confident men;" "men in the fulness of their vigour." But the rendering of the Authorized Version is well supported, and the two clauses are coordinate. The Septuagint, in order to accentuate the implied antithesis, has seemingly altered the text, and introduced a thought which favours the immortality of the soul, "When a righteous man dieth, hope perisheth not; but the boast of the wicked perisheth" (Wisd. 3:18).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When the wicked
רָ֭שָׁע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

man
אָדָ֣ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

dies,
בְּמ֤וֹת (bə·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

his hope
תִּקְוָ֑ה (tiq·wāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8615: A cord, expectancy

perishes,
תֹּאבַ֣ד (tō·ḇaḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

and the hope
וְתוֹחֶ֖לֶת (wə·ṯō·w·ḥe·leṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8431: Expectation

of his strength
אוֹנִ֣ים (’ō·w·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

vanishes.
אָבָֽדָה׃ (’ā·ḇā·ḏāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish


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