New American Standard Bible
The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough":
King James Bible
The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:
Darby Bible Translation
The leech hath two daughters: Give, give. There are three things never satisfied; four which say not, It is enough:
World English Bible
"The leach has two daughters: 'Give, give.' "There are three things that are never satisfied; four that don't say, 'Enough:'
Young's Literal Translation
To the leech are two daughters, 'Give, give, Lo, three things are not satisfied, Four have not said 'Sufficiency;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Note the numeration mounting to a climax, the two, the three, the four (Amos 1:3 etc.). The word rendered "horseleach" is found nowhere else, and its etymology is doubtful; but there are good grounds for taking the word in its literal sense, as giving an example, in the natural world, of the insatiable greed of which the next verse gives other instances. Its voracious appetite is here represented, to express its intensity, as two daughters, uttering the same ceaseless cry for more.
LibraryParable of the Pharisee and Publican.
^C Luke XVIII. 9-14. ^c 9 And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought [It is commonly said that this parable teaches humility in prayer, but the preface and conclusion (see verse 14) show that it is indeed to set forth generally the difference between self-righteousness and humility, and that an occasion of prayer is chosen because it best illustrates the point which the Lord desired to teach. The parable shows that …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Vehicles of Revelation; Scripture, the Church, Tradition.
Concerning the Scriptures.
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.
There is a kind of man whose teeth are like swords And his jaw teeth like knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men.
Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough."
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