Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Therefore Sheol enlarges its throat
and opens wide its enormous jaws,
and down go Zion’s dignitaries, her masses,
her crowds, and those who carouse in her!

New American Standard Bible

Therefore Sheol has enlarged its throat and opened its mouth without measure; And Jerusalem's splendor, her multitude, her din of revelry and the jubilant within her, descend into it.

King James Version

Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

International Standard Version

Therefore Sheol's appetite has grown; it has opened its mouth beyond limit. Jerusalem's nobility and her multitudes will go there, along with her brawlers and whoever is reveling within her.

A Conservative Version

Therefore Sheol has enlarged its desire, and opened its mouth without measure. And their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he who rejoices among them, descend [into it].

American Standard Version

Therefore Sheol hath enlarged its desire, and opened its mouth without measure; and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth among them, descend into it .

Amplified

Therefore Sheol (the unseen state, the realm of the dead) has enlarged its appetite and opened its mouth without measure; and [Jerusalem's] nobility and her multitude and her pomp and tumult and [the drunken reveler] who exults in her descend into it.

Bible in Basic English

For this cause the underworld has made wide its throat, opening its mouth without limit: and her glory, and the noise of her masses, and her loud-voiced feasters, will go down into it.

Darby Translation

Therefore doth Sheol enlarge its desire, and open its mouth without measure; and her splendour shall descend into it, and her multitude, and her tumult, and all that is joyful within her.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore Sheol has enlarged himself and opened his mouth without measure; and their glory, and their multitude descended into it and their pomp and he that rejoiced in him.

Julia Smith Translation

For this, hades enlarged her soul, and opened wide her mouth without bound: and her honor shall go down, and her multitude, and her tumult, and he rejoicing, into her.

King James 2000

Therefore sheol has enlarged itself, and opened its mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that exults, shall descend into it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore Sheol has enlarged its throat, and it has opened wide its mouth without limit, and her nobles will go down, and her multitude, her tumult and those who revel in her.

Modern King James verseion

So hell has enlarged itself, and opened its mouth without measure; and their glory, and their multitude, and their pride, and he who rejoices in her, shall go down into it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore gapeth hell, and openeth her mouth marvelous wide: that their pride, boasting, and wealth, with such as rejoice therein, may descend into it.

NET Bible

So Death will open up its throat, and open wide its mouth; Zion's dignitaries and masses will descend into it, including those who revel and celebrate within her.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore Sheol has enlarged its desire, and opened its mouth without measure; and their glory, their multitude, their pomp, and he who rejoices among them, descend into it.

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore, hath hades enlarged her desire, And opened her mouth to its widest, - And their glory, and their multitude and their pomp. and he that is uproarious shall descend thereinto.

Webster

Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

World English Bible

Therefore Sheol has enlarged its desire, and opened its mouth without measure; and their glory, their multitude, their pomp, and he who rejoices among them, descend into it.

Youngs Literal Translation

Therefore hath Sheol enlarged herself, And hath opened her mouth without limit. And gone down hath its honour, and its multitude, And its noise, and its exulting one -- into her.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁאל שׁאול 
Sh@'owl 
Usage: 65

רחב 
Rachab 
Usage: 25

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

and opened
פּער 
Pa`ar 
Usage: 4

and their glory
הדר 
Hadar 
Usage: 30

המן המון 
Hamown 
Usage: 83

and their pomp
שׁאון 
Sha'own 
Usage: 18

and he that rejoiceth
עלז 
`alez 
Usage: 1

ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Woes On The Wicked

13 Therefore My people will go into exile
because they lack knowledge;
her dignitaries are starving,
and her masses are parched with thirst.
14 Therefore Sheol enlarges its throat
and opens wide its enormous jaws,
and down go Zion’s dignitaries, her masses,
her crowds, and those who carouse in her!
15 Humanity is brought low, man is humbled,
and haughty eyes are humbled.


Cross References

Habakkuk 2:5

Moreover, wine betrays;
an arrogant man is never at rest.
He enlarges his appetite like Sheol,
and like Death he is never satisfied.
He gathers all the nations to himself;
he collects all the peoples for himself.

Numbers 16:30-34

But if the Lord brings about something unprecedented, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them along with all that belongs to them so that they go down alive into Sheol, then you will know that these men have despised the Lord.”

1 Samuel 25:36-38

Then Abigail went to Nabal, and there he was in his house, holding a feast fit for a king. Nabal was in a good mood and very drunk, so she didn’t say anything to him until morning light.

2 Samuel 13:28-29

Now Absalom commanded his young men, “Watch Amnon until he is in a good mood from the wine. When I order you to strike Amnon, then kill him. Don’t be afraid. Am I not the one who has commanded you? Be strong and courageous!”

Psalm 49:14

Like sheep they are headed for Sheol;
Death will shepherd them.
The upright will rule over them in the morning,
and their form will waste away in Sheol,
far from their lofty abode.

Psalm 55:15

Let death take them by surprise;
let them go down to Sheol alive,
because evil is in their homes and within them.

Proverbs 1:12

Let’s swallow them alive, like Sheol,
still healthy as they go down to the Pit.

Proverbs 27:20

Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied,
and people’s eyes are never satisfied.

Proverbs 30:16

Sheol; a childless womb;
earth, which is never satisfied with water;
and fire, which never says, “Enough!”

Isaiah 14:9

Sheol below is eager to greet your coming.
He stirs up the spirits of the departed for you—
all the rulers of the earth.
He makes all the kings of the nations
rise from their thrones.

Isaiah 21:4

My heart staggers;
horror terrifies me.
He has turned my last glimmer of hope
into sheer terror.

Isaiah 30:33

Indeed! Topheth has been ready
for the king for a long time now.
Its funeral pyre is deep and wide,
with plenty of fire and wood.
The breath of the Lord, like a torrent of brimstone,
kindles it.

Ezekiel 32:18-30

“Son of man, wail over the hordes of Egypt and bring Egypt and the daughters of mighty nations down to the underworld, to be with those who descend to the Pit:

Daniel 5:3-6

So they brought in the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple, the house of God in Jerusalem, and the king and his nobles, wives, and concubines drank from them.

Daniel 5:30

That very night Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans was killed,

Nahum 1:10

For they will be consumed
like entangled thorns,
like the drink of a drunkard
and like straw that is fully dry.

Matthew 7:13

“Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.

Luke 12:19-20

Then I’ll say to myself, “You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself.”’

Luke 16:20-23

But a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, was left at his gate.

Luke 17:27

People went on eating, drinking, marrying and giving in marriage until the day Noah boarded the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.

Luke 21:34

“Be on your guard, so that your minds are not dulled from carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, or that day will come on you unexpectedly

Acts 12:21-23

So on an appointed day, dressed in royal robes and seated on the throne, Herod delivered a public address to them.

Revelation 20:13-15

Then the sea gave up its dead, and Death and Hades gave up their dead; all were judged according to their works.

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