Proverbs 11:7

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust [men] perisheth.
- King James Version

When a wicked man dies, {his} expectation will perish, And the hope of strong men perishes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When a wicked man dieth, `his' expectation shall perish; And the hope of iniquity perisheth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish; and the hope of evil [men] perisheth.
- Darby Bible

When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.
- Webster's Bible

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

In the death of a wicked man, hope perisheth, And the expectation of the iniquitous hath been lost.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish, and the hope of strength perisheth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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.

What Do You Think of Proverbs 11?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links