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Proverbs 11:7

    Proverbs 11:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    At the death of an upright man his hope does not come to an end, but the hope of the evil-doer comes to destruction.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11:7

    When a wicked man dieth - Hope is a great blessing to man in his present state of trial and suffering; because it leads him to expect a favorable termination of his ills. But hope was not made for the wicked; and yet they are the very persons that most abound in it! They hope to be saved, and get at last to the kingdom of God; though they have their face towards perdition, and refuse to turn. But their hope goes no farther than the grave. There the wicked man's expectation is cut off, and his hope perishes. But to the saint, the penitent, and the cross-bearers in general, what a treasure is hope! What a balm through life!

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 11:7

    Significant words, as showing the belief that when the righteous died, his "expectation" (i. e., his hope for the future) did not perish. The second clause is rendered by some, "the expectation that brings sorrow."