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Proverbs 11:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The desire of the righteous is only good; [But] the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The desire of the righteous [is] only good: [but] the expectation of the wicked [is] wrath.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The desire of the righteous is only good, [But] the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The desire of the righteous [is] only good: [but] the expectation of the wicked [is] wrath.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The desire of the righteous is only good; the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The desire of the righteous, is only good, the expectation of the lawless, is wrath.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The desire of the righteous [is] only good, The hope of the wicked [is] transgression.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The desire of the just is all good, the expectation of the wicked is indignation.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The desire of the righteous [is] onely good: [but] the expectation of the wicked [is] wrath.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— All the desire of the righteous is good: but the hope of the ungodly shall perish.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The desire of the righteous [is] only good: [but] the expectation of the wicked [is] wrath.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The desire 8378
{8378} Prime
תַּאֲוָה
ta'avah
{tah-av-aw'}
From H0183 (abbreviated); a longing; by implication a delight (subjectively satisfaction, objectively a charm).
of the righteous 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
[is] only x389
(0389) Complement
אַךְ
'ak
{ak}
Akin to H0403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only.
good: 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
[but] the expectation 8615
{8615} Prime
תִּקְוָה
tiqvah
{tik-vaw'}
From H6960; literally a cord (as an attachment (compare H6961)); figuratively expectancy.
of the wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
רָשָׁע
rasha`
{raw-shaw'}
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
[is] wrath. 5678
{5678} Prime
עֶבְרָה
`ebrah
{eb-raw'}
Feminine of H5676; an outburst of passion.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 11:23

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 10:28).

_ _ wrath — is that of God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 11:23

_ _ This tells us what the desire and expectation of the righteous and of the wicked are and how they will prove, what they would have and what they shall have. 1. The righteous would have good, only good; all they desire is that it may go well with all about them; they wish no hurt to any, but happiness to all; as to themselves, their desire is not to gratify any evil lust, but to obtain the favour of a good God and to preserve the peace of a good conscience; and good they shall have, that good which they desire, Psalms 37:4. 2. The wicked would have wrath; they desire the woeful day, that God's judgments may gratify their passion and revenge, may remove those that stand in their way, and that they may make an advantage to themselves by fishing in troubled waters; and wrath they shall have, so shall their doom be. They expect and desire mischief to others, but it shall return upon themselves; as they loved cursing, they shall have enough of it.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 11:23

The desire — The desires and expectations of the righteous shall end in their happiness, but the desires and expectations of the wicked men shall be disappointed, and end in the wrath of God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 11:23

The desire of the righteous [is] only good: [but] the expectation of the wicked (m) [is] wrath.

(m) They can look for nothing but God's vengeance.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
desire:

Psalms 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
Psalms 27:4 One [thing] have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psalms 39:7-8 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope [is] in thee. ... Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.
Psalms 119:5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
Psalms 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments [are] in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Jeremiah 17:16 As for me, I have not hastened from [being] a pastor to follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was [right] before thee.
Matthew 5:6 Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

expectation:

Proverbs 11:7 When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust [men] perisheth.
Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous [shall be] gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
Romans 2:8-9 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, ... Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
Hebrews 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
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Ps 10:17; 27:4; 37:4; 39:7; 119:5, 10. Pv 10:28; 11:7. Is 26:9. Jr 17:16. Mt 5:6. Ro 2:8. He 10:27.

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