Job 38:17
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New Living Translation
Do you know where the gates of death are located? Have you seen the gates of utter gloom?

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?

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

38:17 Death - Hast thou seen, or dost thou know the place and state of the dead; the depths and bowels of that earth in which the generality of dead men are buried. Death is a grand secret? We know not when or by what means we shall be brought to death: by what road we must go the way, whence we shall not return. We cannot describe what death is; how the knot is untied between soul and body, or how the spirit goes To be we know not what, and live we know not how. With what dreadful curiosity does the soul launch out into an untried abyss? We have no correspondence with separate souls, nor any acquaintance with their state. It is an unknown, undiscovered region, to which they are removed. While we are here in a world of sense, we speak of the world of spirits, as blind men do of colours, and when we remove thither, shall be amazed to find how much we were mistaken.

Job 38:17 Parallel Commentaries

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The Joy of the Lord.
IT is written "the joy of the Lord is your strength." Every child of God knows in some measure what it is to rejoice in the Lord. The Lord Jesus Christ must ever be the sole object of the believer's joy, and as eyes and heart look upon Him, we, too, like "the strangers scattered abroad" to whom Peter wrote shall "rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory" (1 Pet. i:8). But it is upon our heart to meditate with our beloved readers on the joy of our adorable Lord, as his own personal joy. The
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

The Evil of Sin visible in the Fall of Angels and Men.
1 When the great Builder arch'd the skies, And form'd all nature with a word, The joyful cherubs tun'd his praise, And every bending throne ador'd. 2 High in the midst of all the throng, Satan, a tall archangel, sat, Amongst the morning stars he sung [1] Till sin destroy'd his heavenly state. 3 ['Twas sin that hurl'd him from his throne, Grov'ling in fire the rebel lies: "How art thou sunk in darkness down, "Son of the morning, from the skies!" [2] 4 And thus our two first parents stood Till sin
Isaac Watts—Hymns and Spiritual Songs

The Old and New Creation.

John Newton—Olney Hymns

Whether it was Fitting that the Gathering Together of the Waters Should Take Place, as Recorded, on the Third Day?
Objection 1: It would seem that it was not fitting that the gathering together of the waters should take place on the third day. For what was made on the first and second days is expressly said to have been "made" in the words, "God said: Be light made," and "Let there be a firmament made."But the third day is contradistinguished from the first and the second days. Therefore the work of the third day should have been described as a making not as a gathering together. Objection 2: Further, the earth
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Revelation 1:18
I am the living one. I died, but look--I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.

Job 10:21
before I leave--never to return--for the land of darkness and utter gloom.

Job 11:8
Such knowledge is higher than the heavens--and who are you? It is deeper than the underworld--what do you know?

Job 26:6
The underworld is naked in God's presence. The place of destruction is uncovered.

Job 34:22
No darkness is thick enough to hide the wicked from his eyes.

Psalm 107:18
They couldn't stand the thought of food, and they were knocking on death's door.

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