Proverbs 11:23

“The desire of the righteous is onely good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.”

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Other Translations

The desire of the righteous [is] only good: [but] the expectation of the wicked [is] wrath.
- King James Version

The desire of the righteous is only good, {But} the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The desire of the righteous is only good; `But' the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The desire of the upright man is only for good, but wrath is waiting for the evil-doer.
- Basic English Bible

The desire of the righteous is only good; the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
- Darby Bible

The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
- Webster's Bible

The desire of the righteous is only good. The expectation of the wicked is wrath.
- World English Bible

The desire of the righteous [is] only good, The hope of the wicked [is] transgression.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The desire of the righteous is only good; but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:23


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.


Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Rev. Quesenberry
    Verse 4; all the wealth in the world cannot help when Gods judgement comes. But righteousness delivers us from death. God gives live to the ones who live a holy life. Hebrews 12 says without holiness no person shall see God. In the Old Testament days the Holy Ghost did not live inside people. That came-at Pentacost. Folks would just live right or not by the law and sacrificial system.Jesus fixed.
  • Rhonda tubbs
    Love proverbs one of my favorite books , Awsome.
  • Rhode Island Pastor
    A thought in respect to Proverbs 11:30: He that winneth souls is wise.

    Satan is selfish and an adversary, and although his time is short, he tries to get as many souls to follow him and end in the lake of fire.

    We bible-believers, in contrast, ought to be UN-selfish, as ministers of reconciliation, knowing our time is short, ought to get as many souls to follow Jesus Christ. Opposite of Satan.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Our actions can have a great impact on how God views us and we have the opportunity to bring pleasure to God.

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