New American Standard Bible
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.
King James Bible
Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
Darby Bible Translation
Sheol and destruction are insatiable; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
World English Bible
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; and a man's eyes are never satisfied.
Young's Literal Translation
Sheol and destruction are not satisfied, And the eyes of man are not satisfied.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Hades, the world of the dead, and Destruction (Death, the destroying power, personified) have been at all times and in all countries thought of as all-devouring, insatiable (compare the marginal reference). Yet one thing is equally so, the lust of the eye, the restless craving which grows with what it feeds on Ecclesiastes 1:8.
LibraryThe Best Friend
A Sermon (No. 2627) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 18th, 1899, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Thursday evening, February 23rd, 1882. "Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not."--Proverbs 27:10. True friends are very scarce. We have a great many acquaintances and sometimes we call them friends, and so misuse the noble word "friendship." Peradventure in some after-day of adversity when these so-called friends have looked out for their …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Second Sunday after Easter
The Sixth Commandment
1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
"Naked is Sheol before Him, And Abaddon has no covering.
Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, How much more the hearts of men!
As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.
The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough":
Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough."
All things are wearisome; Man is not able to tell it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing.
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