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Proverbs 24:20

    Proverbs 24:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For there will be no future for the evil man; the light of sinners will be put out.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 24:20

    For there shall be no reboard to the evil man - אחרית acharith. There shall not be the future state of blessedness to the wicked. See the note on Proverbs 24:14 (note). His candle shall be put out; his prosperity shall finally cease, or he shall have no posterity. Some have thought that this text intimates the annihilation of sinners; but it refers not to being, but to the state or condition of that being. The wicked shall be; but they shall not be Happy.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 24:20

    No reward - literally, "no future," no life worthy to be called life, no blessing.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 24:20

    24:20 No reward - All his happiness shall quickly and eternally perish. The candle - All their comfort and glory shall cease.