New International Version
The memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name in the land.
King James Bible
His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.
Darby Bible Translation
His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name on the pasture-grounds.
World English Bible
His memory shall perish from the earth. He shall have no name in the street.
Young's Literal Translation
His memorial hath perished from the land, And he hath no name on the street.
Job 18:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Job 18:17His remembrance shall perish - He shall have none to survive him, to continue his name among men.
No name in the street - He shall never be a man of reputation; after his demise, none shall talk of his fame.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether the Fire of Hell is Beneath the Earth?
Objection 1: It would seem that this fire is not beneath the earth. For it is said of the damned (Job 18:18), "And God shall remove him out of the globe [Douay: 'world']." Therefore the fire whereby the damned will be punished is not beneath the earth but outside the globe. Objection 2: Further, nothing violent or accidental can be everlasting. But this fire will be in hell for ever. Therefore it will be there, not by force but naturally. Now fire cannot be under the earth save by violence. Therefore …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether the Fire of Hell is of the Same Species as Ours?
The womb forgets them, the worm feasts on them; the wicked are no longer remembered but are broken like a tree.
but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.
May their sins always remain before the LORD, that he may blot out their name from the earth.
The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot.
The LORD has given a command concerning you, Nineveh: "You will have no descendants to bear your name. I will destroy the images and idols that are in the temple of your gods. I will prepare your grave, for you are vile."
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