New American Standard Bible
"May burning coals fall upon them; May they be cast into the fire, Into deep pits from which they cannot rise.
King James Bible
Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
Darby Bible Translation
Let burning coals fall on them; let them be cast into the fire; into deep waters, that they rise not up again.
World English Bible
Let burning coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, from where they never rise.
Young's Literal Translation
They cause to fall on themselves burning coals, Into fire He doth cast them, Into deep pits -- they arise not.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Let them be cast into the fire - Punished as if they were cast into the fire and consumed.
Into deep pits, that they rise not up again - That they may utterly perish. This was one mode of punishing, by casting a man into a deep pit from which he could not escape, and leaving him to die, Genesis 37:20, Genesis 37:24; Psalm 9:15; Psalm 35:7; Jeremiah 41:7.
LibraryEpistle xviii. To John, Bishop.
To John, Bishop. Gregory to John, Bishop of Constantinople  . At the time when your Fraternity was advanced to Sacerdotal dignity, you remember what peace and concord of the churches you found. But, with what daring or with what swelling of pride I know not, you have attempted to seize upon a new name, whereby the hearts of all your brethren might have come to take offence. I wonder exceedingly at this, since I remember how thou wouldest fain have fled from the episcopal office rather than …
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great
Covenanting a Privilege of Believers.
"The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Upon the wicked He will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.
From the brightness before Him passed His thick clouds, Hailstones and coals of fire.
You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger; The LORD will swallow them up in His wrath, And fire will devour them.
There the doers of iniquity have fallen; They have been thrust down and cannot rise.
Sharp arrows of the warrior, With the burning coals of the broom tree.
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