Mark 9:44
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where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.

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Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
where Their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.

International Standard Version
In that place, worms never die, and the fire is never put out.

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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Where their worm does not die and their fire is not quenched.”

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Jubilee Bible 2000
where their worm does not die, and the fire is never quenched.

King James 2000 Bible
Where the worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

American King James Version
Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

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Douay-Rheims Bible
Where there worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.

Darby Bible Translation
[where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched].

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Webster's Bible Translation
Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

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'where their worm doesn't die, and the fire is not quenched.'

Young's Literal Translation
where their worm is not dying, and the fire is not being quenched.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:41-50 It is repeatedly said of the wicked, Their worm dieth not, as well as, The fire is never quenched. Doubtless, remorse of conscience and keen self-reflection are this never-dying worm. Surely it is beyond compare better to undergo all possible pain, hardship, and self-denial here, and to be happy for ever hereafter, than to enjoy all kinds of worldly pleasure for a season, and to be miserable for ever. Like the sacrifices, we must be salted with salt; our corrupt affections must be subdued and mortified by the Holy Spirit. Those that have the salt of grace, must show they have a living principle of grace in their hearts, which works out corrupt dispositions in the soul that would offend God, or our own consciences.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 44. - Where their worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched. These words are a quotation from Isaiah 66:24, and they are repeated three times in the Authorized Version. But the best ancient authorities omit them in the two first places, retaining them at ver. 48. The metaphor is very striking as well as awful. Ordinarily the worm feeds upon the disorganized body, and then dies. The fire consumes the fuel, and then itself expires. But here the worm never dies; the fire never goes out. The words of Cornelius a Lapide on the original passage in Isaiah are well worth recording here: "I beseech you, O reader, by the mercies of our God, by your own salvation, by that one little life entrusted to you and committed to your care, that you will ever keep before your eyes the living memory, as of eternity and of eternal torments, so also of the eternal joys on the other side offered to you by God, and concerning which you here cast the die, and that irrevocable. Let these two things never depart from your mind. In this world, 'Vanity of vanities, and all is vanity.' Oh, what a void there is in earthly things! Oh, how vain is all our life without Christ! In the world to come, truth of truths, and all is truth; stability of stabilities, and all is stability; eternity of eternities, and all is eternity. An eternity in heaven most happy, in hell most miserable, ' Where their worm dies not, and the. fire is not quenched.'" St. Bernard says "the worm that never dies is the memory of the past, which never ceases to gnaw the conscience of the impenitent."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. The passage referred to, is in Isaiah 66:24, and as there, the words are spoken of such, as transgressed against the Lord; so here, of such as offended any of Christ's little ones, or were offended by an hand, a foot, or eye, and retained them: by their worm is meant, their conscience; for as a worm that is continually gnawing upon the entrails of a man, gives him exquisite pain; so the consciences of sinners, will be continually flying in their faces, bringing their sins to remembrance, accusing them of them, upbraiding them with them, aggravating them, tormenting them for them, filling them with dreadful anguish and misery, with twinging remorses, and severe reflections, and which will never have an end. This will be always the case; conscience will be ever distressing, racking, and torturing them; it will never cease, nor cease doing this office, and so the Chaldee paraphrase of Isaiah 66:24 renders this phrase, , "their souls shall not die"; but shall ever continue in the dreadful torments and unspeakable horrors of a corroding conscience; and by "the fire" may be meant the fire of divine wrath let into their souls, which will never be extinguished; and so Jarchi interprets the phrase in Isaiah 66:24, "their fire", "in hell". It is a tradition of the Jews (l), that the light, fire, which God created on the second day, "there is no quenching it for ever"; as it is said, "for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched", Isaiah 66:24, the passage which is here referred to; the reason they give is, because it is the fire of hell; the sense of which is sometimes given by the Jewish doctors thus (m); "their worm shall not die" from the body, "and the fire shall not be quenched" from the soul.

(l) T. Bab. Pesachim. fol. 54. 1. & Gloss. in ib. (m) Zohar in Exod. fol. 62. 3.



Mark 9:44 Additional Commentaries
Context
Temptations and Trespasses
43"If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire, 44where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED. 45"If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into hell,…
Cross References
Mark 9:43
If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.

Mark 9:45
And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.
Treasury of Scripture

Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

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Mark 9:46,48 Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched…

Isaiah 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look on the carcasses of the men that …

the fire.

Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. …

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, …

Matthew 25:41,46 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, …

2 Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence …

Revelation 14:10,11 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured …

Revelation 20:10,15 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and …

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, …

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