Job 18:18
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New International Version
He is driven from light into the realm of darkness and is banished from the world.

King James Bible
He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.

Darby Bible Translation
He is driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.

World English Bible
He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.

Young's Literal Translation
They thrust him from light unto darkness, And from the habitable earth cast him out.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He shall be driven from light - He shall be taken off by a violent death.

And chased out of the world - The wicked is Driven Away in his iniquity. This shows his reluctance to depart from life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He shall be driven. Heb. They shall drive him

Job 3:20 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul;

Job 10:22 A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

Job 11:14 If iniquity be in your hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in your tabernacles.

Isaiah 8:21,22 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry...

Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

chased

Job 20:8 He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yes, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has hope in his death.

Isaiah 17:13,14 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off...

Daniel 4:33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled on Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen...

Daniel 5:21 And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys...

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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
Job 5:14
Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night.

Job 18:11
Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.

Job 20:8
Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night.

Job 20:26
total darkness lies in wait for his treasures. A fire unfanned will consume him and devour what is left in his tent.

Job 27:21
The east wind carries him off, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.

Job 27:23
It claps its hands in derision and hisses him out of his place."

Isaiah 8:22
Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness.

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