English Standard Version
or "'Who will descend into the abyss?'" (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
King James Bible
Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
Darby Bible Translation
or, Who shall descend into the abyss? that is, to bring up Christ from among the dead.
World English Bible
or, 'Who will descend into the abyss?' (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead.)"
Young's Literal Translation
or, 'Who shall go down to the abyss,' that is, Christ out of the dead to bring up.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Descend into the deep
Rev., abyss. Septuagint, Who shall pass through to beyond the sea? See on Luke 8:31. Paul changes the phrase in order to adapt it to the descent of Christ into Hades. The two ideas may be reconciled in the fact that the Jew conceived the sea as the abyss of waters on which the earth rested. Compare Exodus 20:4. Thus the ideas beyond the sea and beneath the earth coincide in designating the realm of the dead. Compare Homer's picture of the region of the dead beyond the Ocean-stream:
"As soon as thou shalt cross.
Oceanus, and come to the low shore
And groves of Proserpine, the lofty groups
Of poplars, and the willows that let fall
Their withered fruit, moor thou thy galley there
In the deep eddies of Oceanus,
And pass to Pluto's comfortless abode."
"Odyssey," x. 508-513.
Reached the far confines of Oceanus.
There lies the land and there the people dwell
Of the Cimmerians, in eternal cloud
LibraryThe Progress of the Gospel
Their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the end of the world. T he heavens declare the glory of God (Psalm 19:1) . The grandeur of the arch over our heads, the number and lustre of the stars, the beauty of the light, the splendour of the sun, the regular succession of day and night, and of the seasons of the year, are such proofs of infinite wisdom and power, that the Scripture attributes to them a voice, a universal language, intelligible to all mankind, accommodated to every capacity. …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2
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And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss.
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,
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