Proverbs 24:20
New International Version
for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.

New Living Translation
For evil people have no future; the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.

English Standard Version
for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Berean Study Bible
For the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.

New American Standard Bible
For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

King James Bible
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

Christian Standard Bible
For the evil have no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Contemporary English Version
They will soon be gone like the flame of a lamp that burns out.

Good News Translation
A wicked person has no future--nothing to look forward to.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the evil have no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

International Standard Version
For the wicked man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.

NET Bible
for the evil person has no future, and the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.

New Heart English Bible
for there will be no reward to the evil man; and the lamp of the wicked shall be snuffed out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because there is no posterity to the evil ones and the lamp of the evil will be extinguished.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because an evil person has no future, and the lamps of wicked people will be snuffed out.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For there will be no future to the evil man, The lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

New American Standard 1977
For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for the evil man shall not come to a good end; the fire of the wicked shall be put out.

King James 2000 Bible
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

American King James Version
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

American Standard Version
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; The lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the evil man shall have no posterity: and the light of the wicked shall be put out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For evil men have no hope of things to come, and the lamp 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.

English Revised Version
For there will be no reward to the evil man; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Webster's Bible Translation
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be extinguished.

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.
Study Bible
Do not Envy
19Do not fret over evildoers, and do not be envious of the wicked. 20For the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished. 21My son, fear the LORD and the king, and do not associate with the rebellious.…
Cross References
Job 15:31
Let him not deceive himself with trust in emptiness, for emptiness will be his reward.

Job 18:5
Indeed, the lamp of the wicked is extinguished; the flame of his fire does not glow.

Job 18:6
The light in his tent grows dark, and the lamp beside him goes out.

Job 21:17
How often is the lamp of the wicked put out? Does disaster come upon them? Does God, in His anger, apportion destruction?

Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.

Proverbs 17:20
The one with a perverse heart finds no good, and he whose tongue is deceitful will fall into trouble.

Proverbs 20:20
Whoever curses his father or mother, his lamp will be extinguished in deepest darkness.

Proverbs 21:4
Haughty eyes and a proud heart--the guides of the wicked--are sin.

Proverbs 23:18
For surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Treasury of Scripture

For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

Psalm 9:17
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Psalm 11:6
Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Isaiah 3:11
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

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Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Proverbs 20:20
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Job 18:5,6
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine…







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י ׀ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the evil [man]
לָרָ֑ע (lā·rā‘)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

has
תִהְיֶ֣ה (ṯih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

no
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

future;
אַחֲרִ֣ית (’a·ḥă·rîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 319: The last, end, the future, posterity

the lamp
נֵ֖ר (nêr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5216: A lamp, light

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

will be extinguished.
יִדְעָֽךְ׃ (yiḏ·‘āḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1846: To be extinguished, to expire, be dried up
(20) For there shall be no reward.--Literally, future, as in Proverbs 24:15.

The candle of the wicked shall be put out´┐Ż--See above on Proverbs 13:9.

Verse 20. - For there shall be no reward to the evil man. He has no happy "future" to expect, as Ver. 14; Proverbs 22:18 (where see note). The candle, etc. (see Proverbs 13:9, where the clause appears). Septuagint, "For the evil man shall have no posterity, and the torch of the wicked shall be quenched." 24:17,18. The pleasure we are apt to take in the troubles of an enemy is forbidden. 19,20. Envy not the wicked their prosperity; be sure there is no true happiness in it. 21,22. The godly in the land, will be quiet in the land. There may be cause to change for the better, but have nothing to do with them that are given change. 23-26. The wisdom God giveth, renders a man fit for his station. Every one who finds the benefit of the right answer, will be attached to him that gave it. 27. We must prefer necessaries before conveniences, and not go in debt.
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