New American Standard Bible
Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough."
King James Bible
The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.
Darby Bible Translation
Sheol, and the barren womb; the earth which is not filled with water, and the fire which saith not, It is enough.
World English Bible
Sheol, the barren womb; the earth that is not satisfied with water; and the fire that doesn't say, 'Enough.'
Young's Literal Translation
Sheol, and a restrained womb, Earth -- it is not satisfied with water, And fire -- it hath not said, 'Sufficiency,'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The grave - Hebrew שׁאול she'ôl. The "Hell" or Hades of Proverbs 27:20, all-consuming yet never full.
LibraryParable of the Pharisee and Publican.
^C Luke XVIII. 9-14. ^c 9 And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought [It is commonly said that this parable teaches humility in prayer, but the preface and conclusion (see verse 14) show that it is indeed to set forth generally the difference between self-righteousness and humility, and that an occasion of prayer is chosen because it best illustrates the point which the Lord desired to teach. The parable shows that …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Vehicles of Revelation; Scripture, the Church, Tradition.
Concerning the Scriptures.
Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she became jealous of her sister; and she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I die."
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.
The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough":
Therefore Sheol has enlarged its throat and opened its mouth without measure; And Jerusalem's splendor, her multitude, her din of revelry and the jubilant within her, descend into it.
"Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man, So that he does not stay at home. He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, And he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all nations And collects to himself all peoples.
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