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Proverbs 27:20

    Proverbs 27:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; And the eyes of man are never satisfied.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The underworld and Abaddon are never full, and the eyes of man have never enough.

    Webster's Revision

    Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; And the eyes of man are never satisfied.

    World English Bible

    Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; and a man's eyes are never satisfied.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; and the eyes of man are never satisfied.

    Definitions for Proverbs 27:20

    Hell - The valley of Hinnom.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 27:20

    Hell and destruction are never full - How hideous must the soul of a covetous man be, when God compares it to hell and perdition!

    The eyes of man are never satisfied - As the grave can never be filled up with bodies, nor perdition with souls; so the restless desire, the lust of power, riches, and splendor, is never satisfied. Out of this ever unsatisfied desire spring all the changing fashions, the varied amusements, and the endless modes of getting money, prevalent in every age, and in every country.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 27:20

    Hades, the world of the dead, and Destruction (Death, the destroying power, personified) have been at all times and in all countries thought of as all-devouring, insatiable (compare the marginal reference). Yet one thing is equally so, the lust of the eye, the restless craving which grows with what it feeds on Ecclesiastes 1:8.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 27:20

    27:20 Hell - The grave devours all the bodies which are put into it, and is always ready to receive and devour more. The eyes - The desires, which discover themselves by the eyes.