New International Version
"Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure.
King James Bible
Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.
Darby Bible Translation
Because he knew no rest in his craving, he shall save nought of what he most desired.
World English Bible
"Because he knew no quietness within him, he shall not save anything of that in which he delights.
Young's Literal Translation
For he hath not known ease in his belly. With his desirable thing he delivereth not himself.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly - I have already remarked that the word בטן beten, which we translate belly, often means in the sacred Scriptures the whole of the human trunk; the regions of the thorax and abdomen, with their contents; the heart, lungs, liver, etc., and consequently all the thoughts, purposes, and inclinations of the mind, of which those viscera were supposed to be the functionaries. The meaning seems to be, "He shall never be satisfied; he shall have an endless desire after secular good, and shall never be able to obtain what he covets."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
feel. Heb. know
LibraryJune 9 Evening
The triumphing of the wicked is short.--JOB 20:5. Thou shalt bruise his heel.--This is your hour, and the power of darkness.--As the children are partakers of flesh and blood he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.--Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
He will spit out the riches he swallowed; God will make his stomach vomit them up.
I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners,
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