New International Version
Destruction and Death say, "Only a rumor of it has reached our ears."
King James Bible
Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
Darby Bible Translation
Destruction and death say, We have heard its report with our ears.
World English Bible
Destruction and Death say, 'We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.'
Young's Literal Translation
Destruction and death have said: 'With our ears we have heard its fame.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof - אבדון ומות Abaddon vamaveth, the destroyer, and his offspring death. This is the very name that is given to the devil in Greek letters Αβαδδων, Revelation 9:11, and is rendered by the Greek word Απολλυων, Apollyon, a word exactly of the same meaning. No wonder death and the devil are brought in here as saying they had heard the fame of wisdom, seeing Job 28:28 defines it to be the fear of the Lord, and a departure from evil; things point blank contrary to the interests of Satan, and the extension of the empire of death.
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Where shall wisdom be found?--JOB 28:12. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.--Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.--The only wise God.--Be not wise in thine own eyes. Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, …
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"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).
The realm of the dead is naked before God; Destruction lies uncovered.
It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds in the sky.
"Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.
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