aridity; concretely, a desert -- barren, drought, dry (land, place), solitary place, wilderness.
heat -- heat, to be hot (warm).
to pluck off; specifically to flay, strip or rob -- catch, consume, exercise (robbery), pluck (off), rob, spoil, take away (by force, violence), tear.
snow (probably from its whiteness) -- snow(-y).
water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen -- + piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring).
so doth the grave
Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates -- grave, hell, pit.
those which have sinned
to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
"Drought and heat consume the snow waters, So does Sheol those who have sinned.
King James Bible
Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
As dry ground and heat snatch away the melted snow, so Sheol steals those who have sinned.
International Standard Version
As drought and heat evaporate melting snow, that's what Sheol does with sinners.
The drought as well as the heat carry away the melted snow; so the grave takes away those who have sinned.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Just as] drought and heat steal water from snow, so the grave steals people who sin.
King James 2000 Bible
Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so does the grave those who have sinned.
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