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What does “prosper” mean in Prov. 28:13?

Prov. 23:13 says: Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. ‘Prosper’ means to ‘succeed’.1 The proverb is saying that people who try to hide their sins will not succeed (the inference is that they will be found out, even if they try to hide their […]

What does “prosper” mean in Jer. 29:11?

Jer. 29:11 (NIV) says: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. If a verse is a difficult to understand, sometimes it can be helpful to look the verse up in a different version […]