New International Version
The realm of the dead is naked before God; Destruction lies uncovered.
King James Bible
Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.
Darby Bible Translation
Sheol is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.
World English Bible
Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering.
Young's Literal Translation
Naked is Sheol over-against Him, And there is no covering to destruction.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hell is naked before him - Sheol, the place of the dead, or of separate spirits, is always in his view. And there is no covering to Abaddon - the place of the destroyer, where destruction reigns, and where those dwell who are eternally separated from God. The ancients thought that hell or Tartarus was a vast space in the center, or at the very bottom of the earth. So Virgil, Aen. lib. vi., ver. 577: -
- Tum Tartarus ipse
Bis patet in praeceps tantum, tenditque sub umbras,
Quantus ad aethereum coeli suspectus Olympum
Hic genus antiquum terrae, Titania pubes,
Fulmine dejecti, fundo volvuntur in imo.
"Full twice as deep the dungeon of the fiends,
The huge Tartarean gloomy gulf, descends
Below these regions, as these regions lie
From the bright realms of yon ethereal sky.
Here roar the Titan race, th' enormous birth;
The ancient offspring of the teeming earth.
Pierced by the burning bolts of old they fell,
And still roll bellowing in the depths of hell."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
ON the revival of science in the 16th century, some of the earliest conclusions at which philosophers arrived were found to be at variance with popular and long-established belief. The Ptolemaic system of astronomy, which had then full possession of the minds of men, contemplated the whole visible universe from the earth as the immovable centre of things. Copernicus changed the point of view, and placing the beholder in the sun, at once reduced the earth to an inconspicuous globule, a merely subordinate …
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World
Whether the virtues of Heaven Will be Moved when Our Lord Shall Come?
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest
He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger.
They are higher than the heavens above--what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below--what can you know?
Destruction and Death say, "Only a rumor of it has reached our ears."
It is a fire that burns to Destruction; it would have uprooted my harvest.
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