New International Version
People of the west are appalled at his fate; those of the east are seized with horror.
King James Bible
They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted.
Darby Bible Translation
They that come after shall be astonished at his day, as they that went before [them] were affrighted.
World English Bible
Those who come after shall be astonished at his day, as those who went before were frightened.
Young's Literal Translation
At this day westerns have been astonished And easterns have taken fright.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They that come after him - The young shall be struck with astonishment when they hear the relation of the judgments of God upon this wicked man. As they that went before. The aged who were his contemporaries, and who saw the judgments that fell on him, were affrighted, אחזו שער achazu saar, seized with horror - were horrified; or, as Mr. Good has well expressed it, were panic-struck.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
went. or, lived with him. were affrighted. Heb. laid hold on horror
LibraryWhether 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?
But God drags away the mighty by his power; though they become established, they have no assurance of life.
but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.
Kill all her young bulls; let them go down to the slaughter! Woe to them! For their day has come, the time for them to be punished.
You should not gloat over your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble.
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