7 Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of[1] their power comes to nothing.

Other Translations of Proverbs 11:7

King James Version

7 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

English Standard Version

7 When the wicked dies, his hope will perish, and the expectation of wealthOr of his strength, or of iniquity perishes too.

The Message

7 When the wicked die, that's it - the story's over, end of hope.

New King James Version

7 When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of the unjust perishes.

New Living Translation

7 When the wicked die, their hopes die with them, for they rely on their own feeble strength.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 11:7

Commentary on Proverbs 11:7

(Read Proverbs 11:7)

When a godly man dies, all his fears vanish; but when a wicked man dies, his hopes vanish.