New International Version
You who tear yourself to pieces in your anger, is the earth to be abandoned for your sake? Or must the rocks be moved from their place?
King James Bible
He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
Darby Bible Translation
Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of its place?
World English Bible
You who tear yourself in your anger, shall the earth be forsaken for you? Or shall the rock be removed out of its place?
Young's Literal Translation
(He is tearing himself in his anger.) For thy sake is earth forsaken? And removed is a rock from its place?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He teareth himself in his anger - Literally, Rending his own soul in his anger; as if he had said, Thou art a madman: thy fury has such a sway over thee that thou eatest thy own flesh. While thou treatest us as beasts, we see thee to be a furious maniac, destroying thy own life.
Shall the earth be forsaken for thee? - To say the least, afflictions are the common lot of men. Must God work a miracle in providence, in order to exempt thee from the operation of natural causes? Dost thou wish to engross all the attention and care of providence to thyself alone? What pride and insolence!
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himself. Heb. his soul. shall the
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?
Why are we regarded as cattle and considered stupid in your sight?
"The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.
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