Unquenchable
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UNQUENCHABLE FIRE

un-kwench'-a-b'-l, pur asbestos): The phrase occurs in Matthew 3:12 and its parallel Luke 3:17 in the words of the Baptist on the Messianic judgment: "The chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire"; but also on the lips of Christ Himself in Mark 9:43, where the "unquenchable fire" is equated with "Gehenna" (which see). The same idea lies in 9:48, "The fire is not quenched" (ou sbennutai), and is implied in the numerous allusions to fire as the instrument of punishment and destruction in the Gospels and other parts of the New Testament (e.g. "the Gehenna of fire," Matthew 5:22 margin, etc.; "furnace of fire," Matthew 13:40, 42, 50; "eternal fire," Matthew 25:41; compare also 2 Thessalonians 1:8 2 Peter 3:7; Jude 1:7 Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10, 14, 15; Revelation 21:8). For Old Testament analogies compare Isaiah 1:31; Isaiah 34:10; Isaiah 66:24 Jeremiah 4:4; Jeremiah 7:20; Jeremiah 17:27; Jeremiah 21:12 Ezekiel 20:47, 48. The language is obviously highly metaphorical, conveying the idea of an awful and abiding judgment, but is not to be pressed as teaching a destruction in the sense of annihilation of the wicked. An unquenchable fire is not needed for a momentary act of destruction. Even in the view of Edward White, the wicked survive the period of judgment to which these terms relate.

See PUNISHMENT, EVERLASTING.

James Orr

FIRE, UNQUENCHABLE

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Greek
762. asbestos -- unquenched, unquenchable
... unquenched, unquenchable. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: asbestos Phonetic
Spelling: (as'-bes-tos) Short Definition: inextinguishable, unquenchable ...
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Library

The Unquenchable Fire. August 31.
... The Unquenchable Fire. August 31. A fire which cannot be quenched, a worm
which cannot die, I see existing, and consider them among ...
/.../kingsley/daily thoughts /the unquenchable fire august 31.htm

'The Prince of Life'
... light of God, their fierce grasp of the promises which they did not understand,
their hard worldliness, their cruel patriotism, their unquenchable hatred of ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/the prince of life.htm

Against Plato, on the Cause of the Universe.
... And in this locality there is a certain place [1583] set apart by itself, a lake
of unquenchable fire, into which we suppose no one has ever yet been cast; for ...
/.../the extant works and fragments of hippolytus/against plato on the cause.htm

The Preaching of John. Ch. 3:1-20
... fan is in his hand, thoroughly to cleanse his threshing-floor, and to gather the
wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire. ...
/.../erdman/the gospel of luke an exposition/a the preaching of john.htm

Matt. Iii. 7
... For "He will burn the chaff," saith he, "with unquenchable fire." Thou seest that
He is Lord of all things, and that He is Himself the Husbandman; albeit in ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily xi matt iii 7.htm

Whosoever Confesses that one God is the Author of Both Testaments ...
... of His lips, and having a fan in His hands, and cleansing His floor, and gathering
the wheat indeed into His barn, but burning the chaff with unquenchable fire ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter xxxiii whosoever confesses that one.htm

Salted with Fire
... John the Baptist, where, in precisely similar fashion, there are set side by side
the two conceptions of the chaff being cast into the unquenchable fire (the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/salted with fire.htm

Acts and Martyrdom of St. Matthew the Apostle.
... He dwells, indeed, in Hades; and there has been prepared for him fire unquenchable,
Gehenna without end, bubbling mire, worm that sleeps not, [2283] because he ...
/.../acts and martyrdom of st matthew the apostle/acts and martyrdom of st.htm

Revelation of Esdras.
... to judgment. Woe to the sinners in the world to come! because their judgment
is endless, and the flame unquenchable. And while I ...
//christianbookshelf.org/unknown/revelation of esdras/revelation of esdras.htm

Chapter ii
... a mere performance of prayer is the coming of the Holy Spirit and of His great grace
conditioned, but on prayer set on fire, by an unquenchable desire, with ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bounds/the possibilities of prayer/chapter ii.htm

Thesaurus
Unquenchable (5 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia UNQUENCHABLE FIRE. un ... wicked. An unquenchable
fire is not needed for a momentary act of destruction. ...
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Garner (4 Occurrences)
... 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather
his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire ...
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Granary (4 Occurrences)
... 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor, and gather
his wheat into the granary; but he will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire ...
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Winnowing-shovel (2 Occurrences)
... and He will make a thorough clearance of His threshing-floor, gathering His wheat
into the storehouse, but burning up the chaff in unquenchable fire." (WEY). ...
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Winnowing (7 Occurrences)
... floor. He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn
up with unquenchable fire." (WEB WEY DBY NAS RSV NIV). ...
/w/winnowing.htm - 9k

Wheat (56 Occurrences)
... He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn up with
unquenchable fire." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Fork (8 Occurrences)
... threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will
burn up with unquenchable fire." (WEB NAS RSV NIV). Luke ...
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Floor (69 Occurrences)
... He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn up with
unquenchable fire." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Fan (8 Occurrences)
... 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather
his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire ...
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Threshing (57 Occurrences)
... floor. He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn
up with unquenchable fire." (WEB WEY ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Concordance
Unquenchable (5 Occurrences)

Matthew 3:12
His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 9:43
If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having your two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire,
(WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Mark 9:45
And if thy foot serve as a snare to thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life lame, than having thy two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire unquenchable;
(DBY YLT)

Luke 3:17
whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor, and will gather the wheat into his barn; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 17:27
But if you will not listen to me to make the Sabbath day holy, and not to bear a burden and enter in at the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in its gates, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.
(See NIV)

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