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“The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.”

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Proverbs 10:24 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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The fear מְגוֹרַ֣ת Affright fear
of the wicked, רָ֭שָׁע Morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person wicked
it הִ֣יא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are it
shall come upon תְבוֹאֶ֑נּוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come upon
him: but the desire וְתַאֲוַ֖ת A longing; by implication, a delight (subjectively, satisfaction, objectively, a charm) desire
of the righteous צַדִּיקִ֣ים Just righteous
shall be granted. יִתֵּֽן׃ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) granted

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  • 22  The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

  • 23  It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

  • 24  The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

  • 25  As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

  • 26  As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.


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