Job 18:15
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New International Version
Fire resides in his tent; burning sulfur is scattered over his dwelling.

King James Bible
It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

Darby Bible Translation
They who are none of his shall dwell in his tent; brimstone shall be showered upon his habitation:

World English Bible
There shall dwell in his tent that which is none of his. Sulfur shall be scattered on his habitation.

Young's Literal Translation
It dwelleth in his tent -- out of his provender, Scattered over his habitation is sulphur.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Job 18:15It shall dwell in his tabernacle - Desolation is here personified, and it is said that it shall be the inhabitant, its former owner being destroyed. Brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation, so that, like Sodom and Gomorrah, it may be an everlasting monument of the Divine displeasure. In the Persian poet Saady, we find a couplet which contains a similar sentiment: -

Purdeh daree meekund dar keesri Keesar ankeboot

Boomee Noobat meezund ber kumbed Afraseeab.


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Job 18:12,13 His strength shall be extremely hungry, and destruction shall be ready at his side...

Zechariah 5:4 I will bring it forth, said the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief...


Job 20:18-21 That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be...

Job 31:38,39 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain...

Jeremiah 22:13 Woe to him that builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that uses his neighbor's service without wages...

Habakkuk 2:6-11 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say...


Genesis 19:24 Then the LORD rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

Deuteronomy 29:23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor bears, nor any grass grows therein...

Psalm 11:6 On the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Isaiah 34:9,10 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone...

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him...

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters...

Whether the Fire of Hell is Beneath the Earth?
Objection 1: It would seem that this fire is not beneath the earth. For it is said of the damned (Job 18:18), "And God shall remove him out of the globe [Douay: 'world']." Therefore the fire whereby the damned will be punished is not beneath the earth but outside the globe. Objection 2: Further, nothing violent or accidental can be everlasting. But this fire will be in hell for ever. Therefore it will be there, not by force but naturally. Now fire cannot be under the earth save by violence. Therefore
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Fire of Hell is of the Same Species as Ours?
Objection 1: It would seem that this fire is not of the same species as the corporeal fire which we see. For Augustine says (De Civ. Dei xx, 16): "In my opinion no man knows of what kind is the everlasting fire, unless the Spirit of God has revealed it to anyone." But all or nearly all know the nature of this fire of ours. Therefore that fire is not of the same species as this. Objection 2: Further, Gregory commenting on Job 10:26, "A fire that is not kindled shall devour him," says (Moral. xv):
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Luke 17:29
But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

Psalm 11:6
On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.

Jeremiah 49:18
As Sodom and Gomorrah were overthrown, along with their neighboring towns," says the LORD, "so no one will live there; no people will dwell in it.

Zechariah 5:4
The LORD Almighty declares, 'I will send it out, and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of anyone who swears falsely by my name. It will remain in that house and destroy it completely, both its timbers and its stones.'"

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