New International Version
Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes.
King James Bible
Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
Darby Bible Translation
Sheol and destruction are insatiable; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
World English Bible
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; and a man's eyes are never satisfied.
Young's Literal Translation
Sheol and destruction are not satisfied, And the eyes of man are not satisfied.
Proverbs 27:20 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hell and destruction are never full - How hideous must the soul of a covetous man be, when God compares it to hell and perdition!
The eyes of man are never satisfied - As the grave can never be filled up with bodies, nor perdition with souls; so the restless desire, the lust of power, riches, and splendor, is never satisfied. Out of this ever unsatisfied desire spring all the changing fashions, the varied amusements, and the endless modes of getting money, prevalent in every age, and in every country.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
A sermon (No. 94) delivered on Sabbath morning, August 25, 1856, by C. H. Spurgeon at Maberley Chapel, Kingsland, on behalf of the Metropolitan Benefit Societies' Asylum, Ball's Pond Road, Islington. "Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."--Proverbs 27:1. God's most holy Word was principally written to inform us of the way to heaven, and to guide us in our path through this world to the realms of eternal life and light. But as if to teach us that God is …
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1 John 2:16
For everything in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--comes not from the Father but from the world.
The realm of the dead is naked before God; Destruction lies uncovered.
Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD-- how much more do human hearts!
As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart.
"The leech has two daughters. 'Give! Give!' they cry. "There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, 'Enough!':
the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, 'Enough!'
All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing.
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