Proverbs 27:20
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New International Version
Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes.

New Living Translation
Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied.

English Standard Version
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man.

New American Standard Bible
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and people's eyes are never satisfied.

International Standard Version
Sheol and Abaddon are never satiated, and neither are human eyes.

NET Bible
As Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so the eyes of a person are never satisfied.

New Heart English Bible
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; and a man's eyes are never satisfied.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Sheol and destruction are not full, neither are the eyes of men satisfied.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hell and decay are never satisfied, and a person's eyes are never satisfied.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The nether-world and Destruction are never satiated; So the eyes of man are never satiated.

New American Standard 1977
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied,
            Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Sheol and hell are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

King James 2000 Bible
Sheol and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

American King James Version
Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hell and destruction are never filled: so the eyes of men are never satisfied.

Darby Bible Translation
Sheol and destruction are insatiable; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

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

Young's Literal Translation
Sheol and destruction are not satisfied, And the eyes of man are not satisfied.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
27:15,16. The contentions of a neighbour may be like a sharp shower, troublesome for a time; the contentions of a wife are like constant rain. 17. We are cautioned to take heed whom we converse with. And directed to have in view, in conversation, to make one another wiser and better. 18. Though a calling be laborious and despised, yet those who keep to it, will find there is something to be got by it. God is a Master who has engaged to honour those who serve him faithfully. 19. One corrupt heart is like another; so are sanctified hearts: the former bear the same image of the earthly, the latter the same image of the heavenly. Let us carefully watch our own hearts, comparing them with the word of God. 20. Two things are here said to be never satisfied, death and sin. The appetites of the carnal mind for profit or pleasure are always desiring more. Those whose eyes are ever toward the Lord, are satisfied in him, and shall for ever be so. 21. Silver and gold are tried by putting them into the furnace and fining-pot; so is a man tried by praising him. 22. Some are so bad, that even severe methods do not answer the end; what remains but that they should be rejected? The new-creating power of God's grace alone is able to make a change. 23-27. We ought to have some business to do in this world, and not to live in idleness, and not to meddle with what we do not understand. We must be diligent and take pains. Let us do what we can, still the world cannot be secured to us, therefore we must choose a more lasting portion; but by the blessing of God upon our honest labours, we may expect to enjoy as much of earthly blessings as is good for us.
Study Bible
Do Not Boast about Tomorrow
19As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man. 20Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied. 21The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him.…
Cross References
1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world--the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not from the Father but from the world.

Job 26:6
"Naked is Sheol before Him, And Abaddon has no covering.

Proverbs 15:11
Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, How much more the hearts of men!

Proverbs 27:19
As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.

Proverbs 30:15
The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough":

Proverbs 30:16
Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough."

Ecclesiastes 1:8
All things are wearisome; Man is not able to tell it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing.

Ecclesiastes 4:8
There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.

Habakkuk 2:5
"Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man, So that he does not stay at home. He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, And he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all nations And collects to himself all peoples.

Haggai 1:9
"You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away. Why?" declares the LORD of hosts, "Because of My house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house.
Treasury of Scripture

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

hell

Proverbs 30:15,16 The horse leach has two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are …

Habakkuk 2:5 Yes also, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, neither …

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Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly …

Ecclesiastes 1:8 All things are full of labor; man cannot utter it: the eye is not …

Ecclesiastes 2:10,11 And whatever my eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not …

Ecclesiastes 5:10,11 He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that …

Ecclesiastes 6:7 All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

Jeremiah 22:17 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and …

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust …

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