Proverbs 13:12; Proverbs 13:19; Proverbs 23:17–18

12  Hope deferred makes the heart sick,

hbut a desire fulfilled is ia tree of life.


19  wA desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,

but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.


17  Let not your heart tenvy sinners,

but continue in uthe fear of the Lord all the day.

18  Surely vthere is a future,

and your whope will not be cut off.