Proverbs 11:23

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The desire of the righteous is onely good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 11:23

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