Proverbs 11:23

The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
– Proverbs 11:23

The words for desire and expectation are similar. They both describe a longing and in this verse they describe what the righteous and the wicked are seeking. The contrast is in the outcomes, or wisdom’s estimate of the objects of their respective pursuits. Good is in the largest sense of good and wrath is an overflowing fury and rage.

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