New Living Translation
the grave, the barren womb, the thirsty desert, the blazing fire.
King James Bible
The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.
Darby Bible Translation
Sheol, and the barren womb; the earth which is not filled with water, and the fire which saith not, It is enough.
World English Bible
Sheol, the barren womb; the earth that is not satisfied with water; and the fire that doesn't say, 'Enough.'
Young's Literal Translation
Sheol, and a restrained womb, Earth -- it is not satisfied with water, And fire -- it hath not said, 'Sufficiency,'
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Exod. iii. 13, 14.--"And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." We are now about this question, What God is. But who can answer it? Or, if answered, who can understand it? It should astonish us in …
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When Rachel saw that she wasn't having any children for Jacob, she became jealous of her sister. She pleaded with Jacob, "Give me children, or I'll die!"
Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied.
The leech has two suckers that cry out, "More, more!" There are three things that are never satisfied--no, four that never say, "Enough!":
The grave is licking its lips in anticipation, opening its mouth wide. The great and the lowly and all the drunken mob will be swallowed up.
Wealth is treacherous, and the arrogant are never at rest. They open their mouths as wide as the grave, and like death, they are never satisfied. In their greed they have gathered up many nations and swallowed many peoples.
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