New International Version
Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
King James Bible
Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
Darby Bible Translation
Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? and hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?
World English Bible
Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?
Young's Literal Translation
Revealed to thee were the gates of death? And the gates of death-shade dost thou see?
Job 38:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? - Dost thou know in what the article of death consists? This is as inexplicable as the question, What is animal life?
The doors of the shallow of death? - צלמות tsalmaveth, the intermediate state, the openings into the place of separate spirits. Here two places are distinguished: מות maveth, death, and צלמות tsalmaveth, the shadow of death. It will not do to say, death is the privation of life, for what then would be the shadow of that privation?
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Where is the way that light dwelleth?--JOB 38:19. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.--As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.--The Father . . . hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, …
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God's Restraining Power.
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I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and utter darkness,
They are higher than the heavens above--what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below--what can you know?
The realm of the dead is naked before God; Destruction lies uncovered.
There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide.
They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.
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