Proverbs 10:28

28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.

Read Proverbs 10:28 Using Other Translations

The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.

What does Proverbs 10:28 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

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