Proverbs 27:20
Good News Translation
Human desires are like the world of the dead--there is always room for more.

Contemporary English Version
Death and the grave are never satisfied, and neither are humans.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hell and destruction are never filled: so the eyes of men are never satisfied.

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Hell and destruction are never filled: so the eyes of men are never satisfied.

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Proverbs 30:15,16 The horseleech hath two daughters that say: Bring, bring. There are three things that never are satisfied, and the fourth never saith: It is enough. . . .

Habakkuk 2:5 And as wine deceiveth him that drinketh it: so shall the proud man be, and he shall not be honoured: who hath enlarged his desire like hell: and is himself like death, and he is never satisfied: but will gather together unto him all nations, and heap together unto him all people.

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Proverbs 23:5 Lift not up thy eyes to riches which thou canst not have: because they shall make themselves wings like those of an eagle, and shall fly towards heaven.

Ecclesiastes 1:8 All things are hard: man cannot explain them by word. The eye is not filled with seeing, neither is the ear filled with hearing.

Ecclesiastes 2:10,11 And whatsoever my eyes desired, I refused them not: and I withheld not my heart from enjoying every pleasure, and delighting itself in the things which I had prepared: and esteemed this my portion, to make use of my own labour. . . .

Ecclesiastes 5:10,11 A covetous man shall not be satisfied with money: and he that loveth riches shall reap no fruit from them: so this also is vanity. . . .

Ecclesiastes 6:7 All the labour of man is for his mouth, but his soul shall not be filled.

Jeremiah 22:17 But thy eyes and thy heart are set upon covetousness, and upon shedding innocent blood, and upon oppression, and running after evil works.

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world is the concupiscence of the flesh and the concupiscence of the eyes and the pride of life, which is not of the Father but is of the world.

Context
Do not Boast about Tomorrow
19As the faces of them that look therein, shine in the water, so the hearts of men are laid open to the wise. 20Hell and destruction are never filled: so the eyes of men are never satisfied.21As silver is tried in the fining-pot, and gold in the furnace: so a man is tried by the mouth of him that praiseth. The heart of the wicked seeketh after evils, but the righteous heart seeketh after knowledge.…
Cross References
1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world is the concupiscence of the flesh and the concupiscence of the eyes and the pride of life, which is not of the Father but is of the world.

Job 26:6
Hell is naked before him, and there is no covering for destruction.

Proverbs 15:11
Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the children of men?

Proverbs 27:19
As the faces of them that look therein, shine in the water, so the hearts of men are laid open to the wise.

Proverbs 30:15
The horseleech hath two daughters that say: Bring, bring. There are three things that never are satisfied, and the fourth never saith: It is enough.

Proverbs 30:16
Hell and the mouth of the womb, and the earth which is not satisfied with water: and the fire never saith: It is enough.

Ecclesiastes 1:8
All things are hard: man cannot explain them by word. The eye is not filled with seeing, neither is the ear filled with hearing.

Ecclesiastes 4:8
There is but one, and he hath not a second, no child, no brother, and yet he ceaseth not to labour, neither are his eyes satisfied with riches, neither doth he reflect, saying: For whom do I labour, and defraud my soul of good things? in this also is vanity, and a grievous vexation.

Habakkuk 2:5
And as wine deceiveth him that drinketh it: so shall the proud man be, and he shall not be honoured: who hath enlarged his desire like hell: and is himself like death, and he is never satisfied: but will gather together unto him all nations, and heap together unto him all people.

Haggai 1:9
You have looked for more, and behold it became less, and you brought it home, and I blowed it away: why, saith the Lord of hosts? because my house is desolate, and you make haste every man to his own house.

Additional Translations
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; And the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Hell and destruction are not filled; so also are the eyes of men insatiable. He that fixes his eye is an abomination to the Lord; and the uninstructed do not restrain their tongue.

Sheol and destruction are insatiable; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; and the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; and a man's eyes are never satisfied.

Sheol and destruction are not satisfied, And the eyes of man are not satisfied.
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