Proverbs 30:16
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New International Version
the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, 'Enough!'

New Living Translation
the grave, the barren womb, the thirsty desert, the blazing fire.

English Standard Version
Sheol, the barren womb, the land never satisfied with water, and the fire that never says, “Enough.”

New American Standard Bible
Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough."

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sheol; a childless womb; earth, which is never satisfied with water; and fire, which never says, "Enough!"

International Standard Version
The afterlife, the barren womb, earth that still demands water, and fire—they never say, "Enough".

NET Bible
the grave, the barren womb, land that is not satisfied with water, and fire that never says, "Enough!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Sheol and her barren womb, the ground that is not filled with water, and fire does not say, “It is enough.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the grave, a barren womb, a land that never gets enough water, a fire that does not say, "Enough!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
The grave; and the barren womb; The earth that is not satisfied with water; And the fire that saith not: 'Enough.'

New American Standard 1977
Sheol, and the barren womb,
            Earth that is never satisfied with water,
            And fire that never says, “Enough.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Sheol; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that never says, It is enough.

King James 2000 Bible
The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that says not, It is enough.

American King James Version
The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that said not, It is enough.

American Standard Version
Sheol; and the barren womb; The earth that is not satisfied with water; And the fire that saith not, Enough.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hell, and the mouth of the womb, and the earth which is not satisfied with water: and the fire never saith: 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.

English Revised Version
The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not satisfied with water; and the fire that saith not, Enough.

Webster's Bible Translation
The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that 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,'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
30:10 Slander not a servant to his master, accuse him not in small matters, to make mischief. 11-14. In every age there are monsters of ingratitude who ill-treat their parents. Many persuade themselves they are holy persons, whose hearts are full of sin, and who practise secret wickedness. There are others whose lofty pride is manifest. There have also been cruel monsters in every age. 15-17. Cruelty and covetousness are two daughters of the horseleech, that still cry, Give, give, and they are continually uneasy to themselves. Four things never are satisfied, to which these devourers are compared. Those are never rich that are always coveting. And many who have come to a bad end, have owned that their wicked courses began by despising their parents' authority. 18-20. Four things cannot be fully known. The kingdom of nature is full of marvels. The fourth is a mystery of iniquity; the cursed arts by which a vile seducer gains the affections of a female; and the arts which a vile woman uses to conceal her wickedness. 21-23 Four sorts of persons are very troublesome. Men of low origin and base spirit, who, getting authority, become tyrants. Foolish and violent men indulging in excesses. A woman of a contentious spirit and vicious habits. A servant who has obtained undue influence. Let those whom Providence has advanced from low beginnings, carefully watch against that sin which most easily besets them.
Study Bible
The Words of Agur
15The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough": 16Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough." 17The eye that mocks a father And scorns a mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.…
Cross References
Genesis 30:1
Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she became jealous of her sister; and she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I die."

Proverbs 27:20
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.

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":

Isaiah 5:14
Therefore Sheol has enlarged its throat and opened its mouth without measure; And Jerusalem's splendor, her multitude, her din of revelry and the jubilant within her, descend into it.

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.
Treasury of Scripture

The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that said not, It is enough.

Proverbs 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

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

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