Proverbs 10:28

28 1The hope of the righteous brings joy, 2but the expectation of the wicked will perish.

Proverbs 10:28 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 10:28

The hope of the righteous [shall be] gladness
Or, "[is] gladness" F23; it is now attended with joy; he has a pleasure in the exercise of the grace of hope as to future things; he rejoices in hope of the glory of God, and is enabled to hold fast the rejoicing of his hope firm unto the end, ( Romans 5:2 ) ( Hebrews 3:6 ) ; and the issue of his hope will be an abundant entrance into the joy of his Lord; a being brought into his presence, in which is fulness of joy; he is not ashamed of his hope now, and he will not be disappointed hereafter; but the expectation of the wicked shall perish;
his hope and expectation, either of riches, and honour, and pleasure in this world, or of a long life in it; or of happiness in the other, and of escaping the wrath of God, and the vengeance of eternal fire; all which, being grounded on a wrong bottom, shall be frustrated; see ( Job 8:13 ) ( 11:20 ) ( 27:8 ) .


F23 "Est", Pagninus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Michaelis.

Proverbs 10:28 In-Context

26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.
27 The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.
28 The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
29 The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the blameless, but destruction to evildoers.
30 The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land.

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