Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.

King James Version

Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

Sheol and Abaddon are never satiated, and neither are human eyes.

A Conservative Version

Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and the eyes of man are never satisfied.

American Standard Version

Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; And the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Amplified

Sheol (the place of the dead) and Abaddon (the place of destruction) are never satisfied; so [the lust of] the eyes of man is never satisfied.

Bible in Basic English

The underworld and Abaddon are never full, and the eyes of man have never enough.

Darby Translation

Sheol and destruction are insatiable; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Sheol and hell are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Julia Smith Translation

Hades and destruction shall not be satisfied; and the eyes of man shall not be satisfied.

King James 2000

Sheol and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Sheol and Abaddon will not be satisfied, and the eyes of a person will not be satisfied [either].

Modern King James verseion

Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as hell and destruction are never full, even so the eyes of men can never be satisfied.

NET Bible

As Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so the eyes of a person are never satisfied.

New Heart English Bible

Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; and a man's eyes are never satisfied.

The Emphasized Bible

Hades and destruction, are not satisfied, and, the eyes of a man, are not satisfied.

Webster

Hell and destruction are never full; 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

Sheol and destruction are not satisfied, And the eyes of man are not satisfied.

Interlinear

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

אבדּון 
'abaddown 
Usage: 5


Usage: 0

שׂבע שׂבע 
Saba` 
Usage: 98

so the eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

of man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

References

Context Readings

All About Life

19 As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man. 20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied. 21 The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him.



Cross References

Proverbs 30:15-16

The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough":

Ecclesiastes 1:8

All things are wearisome; Man is not able to tell it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing.

Habakkuk 2:5

"Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man, So that he does not stay at home He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, And he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all nations And collects to himself all peoples.

Ecclesiastes 6:7

All a man's labor is for his mouth and yet the appetite is not satisfied.

Job 26:6

"Naked is Sheol before Him, And Abaddon has no covering.

Proverbs 15:11

Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, How much more the hearts of men!

Proverbs 23:5

When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

Ecclesiastes 2:10-11

All that my eyes desired I did not refuse them I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, for my heart was pleased because of all my labor and this was my reward for all my labor.

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.

Jeremiah 22:17

"But your eyes and your heart Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding innocent blood And on practicing oppression and extortion."

1 John 2:16

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

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