New American Standard Bible
"Because he knew no quiet within him, He does not retain anything he desires.
King James Bible
Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.
Darby Bible Translation
Because he knew no rest in his craving, he shall save nought of what he most desired.
World English Bible
"Because he knew no quietness within him, he shall not save anything of that in which he delights.
Young's Literal Translation
For he hath not known ease in his belly. With his desirable thing he delivereth not himself.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Surely he shall not feel quietness - Margin, as in the Hebrew "know." The sense is, he shall not know peace or tranquility. He shall be agitated and troubled. Wemyss, however, renders this, "Because his appetite could not be satisfied." Noyes, "Because his avarice was insatiable." So Rosenmuller explains it. So the Vulgate renders it, "Nec est satiatus renter ejus." The Septuagint, "Neither is there safety to his property, nor shall he be saved by his desire." But it seems to me that the former is the sense, and that the idea is, that he should not know peace or tranquility after he had obtained the things which he had so anxiously sought.
In his belly - Within him; in his mind or heart. The viscera in general in the Scriptures are regarded as the seat of the affections. We confine the idea now to the "heart."
He shall not save of that which he desired - literally, he shall not "escape" with that which was an object of desire. He shall not be "delivered" from the evils which threaten him by obtaining that which he desired. All this shall be taken from him.
LibraryWhether the Ashes from which the Human Body Will be Restored have any Natural Inclination Towards the Soul which Will be United to Them?
Objection 1: It would seem that the ashes from which the human body will be restored will have a natural inclination towards the soul which will be united to them. For if they had no inclination towards the soul, they would stand in the same relation to that soul as other ashes. Therefore it would make no difference whether the body that is to be united to that soul were restored from those ashes or from others: and this is false. Objection 2: Further, the body is more dependent on the soul than …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
"He swallows riches, But will vomit them up; God will expel them from his belly.
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.
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