Proverbs 13:12

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Proverbs 13:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
ESV
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
NLT
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.
MSG
12 Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.
CSB
12 Delayed hope makes the heart sick, but fulfilled desire is a tree of life.

Proverbs 13:12 In-Context

10 Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded.
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.

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