Job 38:17
New International Version
Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?

New Living Translation
Do you know where the gates of death are located? Have you seen the gates of utter gloom?

English Standard Version
Have the gates of death been revealed to you, or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

Berean Study Bible
Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?

New American Standard Bible
"Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

King James Bible
Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?

Christian Standard Bible
Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

Contemporary English Version
Have you seen the gate to the world of the dead?

Good News Translation
Has anyone ever shown you the gates that guard the dark world of the dead?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

International Standard Version
Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?

NET Bible
Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of deepest darkness?

New Heart English Bible
Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Have the gateways to death been revealed to you, or have you seen the gateways to total darkness?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? Or hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?

New American Standard 1977
“Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? Or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?

King James 2000 Bible
Have the gates of death been revealed unto you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?

American King James Version
Have the gates of death been opened to you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?

American Standard Version
Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? Or hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And do the gates of death open to thee for fear; and did the porters of hell quake when they saw thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Have the gates of death been opened to thee, and hast thou seen the darksome doors?

Darby Bible Translation
Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? and hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?

English Revised Version
Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? or hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?

Webster's Bible Translation
Have the gates of death been opened to thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shades of death?

World English Bible
Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?

Young's Literal Translation
Revealed to thee were the gates of death? And the gates of death-shade dost thou see?
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
16Have you journeyed to the vents of the sea or walked in the trenches of the deep? 17Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death? 18Have you surveyed the extent of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.…
Cross References
Revelation 1:18
the Living One. I was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of Death and of Hades.

Job 10:21
before I go--never to return--to a land of darkness and gloom,

Job 11:8
They are higher than the heavens--what can you do? They are deeper than Sheol--what can you know?

Job 26:6
Sheol is naked before Him, and Abaddon has no covering.

Job 34:22
There is no darkness or deep shadow where the workers of iniquity can hide.

Psalm 107:18
They loathed all food and drew near to the gates of death.

Treasury of Scripture

Have the gates of death been opened to you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?

the gates

Psalm 9:13
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

Psalm 107:18
Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

Psalm 116:3
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

the shadow

Job 3:5
Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Job 12:22
He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.

Psalm 23:4
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.







Lexicon
Have the gates
שַׁעֲרֵי־ (ša·‘ă·rê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

of death
מָ֑וֶת (mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

been revealed
הֲנִגְל֣וּ (hă·niḡ·lū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

to you?
לְ֭ךָ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

Have you seen
תִּרְאֶֽה׃ (tir·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

the gates
וְשַׁעֲרֵ֖י (wə·ša·‘ă·rê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

of the shadow of death?
צַלְמָ֣וֶת (ṣal·mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6757: Death-like shadow, deep shadow
Verse 17. - Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? By "the gates of death," Sheol, the abode of the dead, seems to be intended (comp. Job 10:21, 22; Job 17:16). Has Job explored this region, and penetrated its secrets? Or is it as unknown to him as to the rest of mankind? The second hemistich - Or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death? - is a mere echo of the first, adding an new idea. 38:12-24 The Lord questions Job, to convince him of his ignorance, and shame him for his folly in prescribing to God. If we thus try ourselves, we shall soon be brought to own that what we know is nothing in comparison with what we know not. By the tender mercy of our God, the Day-spring from on high has visited us, to give light to those that sit in darkness, whose hearts are turned to it as clay to the seal, 2Co 4:6. God's way in the government of the world is said to be in the sea; this means, that it is hid from us. Let us make sure that the gates of heaven shall be opened to us on the other side of death, and then we need not fear the opening of the gates of death. It is presumptuous for us, who perceive not the breadth of the earth, to dive into the depth of God's counsels. We should neither in the brightest noon count upon perpetual day, nor in the darkest midnight despair of the return of the morning; and this applies to our inward as well as to our outward condition. What folly it is to strive against God! How much is it our interest to seek peace with him, and to keep in his love!
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