Proverbs 23:18

For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

For surely there is an end,.... Both of the prosperity of the wicked, which is but for a short time; and of the afflictions of the righteous, which are but as it were for a moment; and therefore there is no reason to envy the one, nor to be fretful under the other; the end to a good man will be peace and prosperity for ever: there is a "reward" {b}, as some render it here, for the righteous, though not of debt, but of grace; upon which account they have ground to expect much here and hereafter;

and thine expectation shall not be cut off; or "hope" {c}; as an hypocrite's is; for the hope of a saint is well founded upon the person and righteousness of Christ, and is an anchor sure and steadfast; his expectation of grace, and every needful supply of it, while in this life, and of eternal glory and happiness in the world to come, shall not perish; but he shall enjoy what he is hoping, expecting, and waiting for.

{b} tyrxa "merces", Pagninnus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus; so Ben Melech.
{c} Ktwqt "spes tua", Pagninus, Montanus, Mercerus, Gejerus, Michaelis.