New Living Translation
Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:20 Hell - The grave devours all the bodies which are put into it, and is always ready to receive and devour more. The eyes - The desires, which discover themselves by the eyes.
LibraryThe Wandering Bird
A Sermon (No. 3453) published on Thursday, April 8th, 1915, delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place."--Proverbs 27:8. Solomon spoke from observation. He had seen certain persons of a vagrant kind, and he perceived that they seldom or never prospered. Moreover, he spoke from inspiration as well as from observation, hence the sagacity of the philosopher is in this case supported by the austerity …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle xxvii. To Anastasius, Bishop.
Second Sunday Before Lent
1 John 2:16
For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.
The underworld is naked in God's presence. The place of destruction is uncovered.
Even Death and Destruction hold no secrets from the LORD. How much more does he know the human heart!
As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person.
The leech has two suckers that cry out, "More, more!" There are three things that are never satisfied--no, four that never say, "Enough!":
the grave, the barren womb, the thirsty desert, the blazing fire.
Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.
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