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Proverbs 23:17-18 – Heaven

September 23, 2011

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17 Don’t envy sinners,
but always respect the Lord.
18 Then you will have hope for the future,
and your wishes will come true.
–  Proverbs 23:17-18 NCV

The NCV does not have the correct gist of what this verse is about:

17 Let not thy heart envy sinners; But be thou in the fear of Jehovah all the day long:

 18 For surely there is a reward; And thy hope shall not be cut off.Proverbs 23:17-18 ASV

Christians have the promise of heaven. Jesus said in John 14:2
“In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.” We have no need to accumulate riches while we labor in this earthly life, but this life is the best that sinners can hope for.


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