Job 18:17
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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.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Job 18:Job 7:25

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

Job 13:12 Your remembrances are like to ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

Psalm 34:16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

Psalm 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

Psalm 109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

Proverbs 2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Proverbs 10:7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

Library
Whether 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?
Objection 1: It would seem that this fire is not of the same species as the corporeal fire which we see. For Augustine says (De Civ. Dei xx, 16): "In my opinion no man knows of what kind is the everlasting fire, unless the Spirit of God has revealed it to anyone." But all or nearly all know the nature of this fire of ours. Therefore that fire is not of the same species as this. Objection 2: Further, Gregory commenting on Job 10:26, "A fire that is not kindled shall devour him," says (Moral. xv):
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 24:20
The womb forgets them, the worm feasts on them; the wicked are no longer remembered but are broken like a tree.

Psalm 34:16
but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.

Psalm 109:15
May their sins always remain before the LORD, that he may blot out their name from the earth.

Proverbs 10:7
The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Nahum 1:14
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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