The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
The hope of the righteous is gladness, But the expectation of the wicked perishes.
The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked are all in vain.
The aspirations of good people end in celebration; the ambitions of bad people crash.
The hope of the upright man will give joy, but the waiting of the evil-doer will have its end in sorrow.
The hope of the righteous ends in gladness, but the expectation of the wicked comes to nothing.
The hope of the righteous will be gladness, But the expectation of the wicked will perish.
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1 sn This proverb contrasts the hopes of the righteous and the wicked. The righteous will see their hopes fulfilled. The saying is concerned with God’s justice. The words תּוֹחֶלֶת (tokhelet, from יָחַל, yakhal) and תִּקְוַת (tiqvat, from קָוָה, qavah) are synonyms, both emphasizing eager expectations, longings, waiting in hope.
2 tn Heb “will perish”; NAB “comes to nought.”