Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They lie in the hell like sheep, death gnaweth upon them, and the righteous shall have domination of them in the morning. Their beauty shall consume in the sepulchre, and hell shall be their dwelling.

New American Standard Bible

As sheep they are appointed for Sheol;
Death shall be their shepherd;
And the upright shall rule over them in the morning,
And their form shall be for Sheol to consume
So that they have no habitation.

King James Version

Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

Holman Bible

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.

International Standard Version

Like sheep, they are destined for the realm of the dead, with death as their shepherd. The upright will have dominion over them in the morning; their strength will be consumed in the afterlife, so that they have no home.

A Conservative Version

They are appointed as a flock for Sheol. Death shall be their shepherd, and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning. And their beauty shall be for Sheol to consume, that there be no habitation for it.

American Standard Version

They are appointed as a flock for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; And their beauty shall be for Sheol to consume, That there be no habitation for it.

Amplified


Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead);
Death will be their shepherd;
And the upright shall rule over them in the morning,
And their form and beauty shall be for Sheol to consume,
So that they have no dwelling [on earth].

Bible in Basic English

Death will give them their food like sheep; the underworld is their fate and they will go down into it; their flesh is food for worms; their form is wasted away; the underworld is their resting-place for ever.

Darby Translation

Like sheep are they laid in Sheol: Death feedeth on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their comeliness shall be for Sheol to consume, that there be no habitation for them.

Julia Smith Translation

As sheep they were laid in hades; death shall rule over them, and the upright shall come down upon them in the morning; and their rock for falling away in hades from a dwelling to him.

King James 2000

Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Like sheep they are destined to Sheol; death will shepherd them. But the upright will rule over them in the morning, and their forms [will be for] Sheol to consume, [far from] his lofty abode.

Modern King James verseion

Like sheep they are appointed to the grave; death shall reign for them; and the upright shall have the rule over them in the morning; and their form is for rotting; the grave is their home.

NET Bible

They will travel to Sheol like sheep, with death as their shepherd. The godly will rule over them when the day of vindication dawns; Sheol will consume their bodies and they will no longer live in impressive houses.

New Heart English Bible

They are appointed as a flock for Sheol. Death shall be their shepherd. The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning. Their beauty shall decay in Sheol, far from their mansion.

The Emphasized Bible

Like sheep - into hades, are they driven, Death shall shepherd them, - And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning, Even their form, is to decay, Hades, is all that remaineth of a habitation for him.

Webster

Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

World English Bible

They are appointed as a flock for Sheol. Death shall be their shepherd. The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning. Their beauty shall decay in Sheol, far from their mansion.

Youngs Literal Translation

As sheep for Sheol they have set themselves, Death doth afflict them, And the upright rule over them in the morning, And their form is for consumption. Sheol is a dwelling for him.

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Misplaced Trust In Wealth

13 This way of theirs is very foolishness, and yet their posterity praise it with their mouth. Selah. 14 They lie in the hell like sheep, death gnaweth upon them, and the righteous shall have domination of them in the morning. Their beauty shall consume in the sepulchre, and hell shall be their dwelling. 15 But God shall deliver my soul from the power of hell, when he receiveth me. Selah.


Cross References

Malachi 4:3

Ye shall tread down the ungodly: for they shall be like the ashes under the soles of your feet, in the day that I shall make, sayeth the LORD of Hosts.

1 Corinthians 6:2

Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? If the world shall be judged by you: are ye not good enough to judge small trifles?

Job 30:23

Sure I am, that thou wilt deliver me unto death: whereas a lodging is prepared for all men living.

Job 24:19-20

O that they, for the wickedness which they have done, were drawn to the hell, sooner than snow melteth at the heat.

Psalm 39:11

When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment; every man therefore is but vanity. Selah.

Daniel 7:22

till the time that the Ancient of Days came, that the judgment was given to the chiefest saints; and till the time that the saints had the kingdom in possession.

Luke 22:30

that ye may eat, and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on seats, and judge the twelve tribes of Israel."

Job 4:21

Is not their dignity taken away with them? They shall die - and not in wisdom.'

Job 17:13-14

Though I tarry never so much, yet the grave is my house, and I must make my bed in the dark.

Job 21:13

They spend their days in wealthiness: but suddenly, they go down to hell.

Job 21:26

Now sleep they both alike in the earth, and the worms cover them.

Psalm 9:17

The wicked must be turned unto hell, and all the people that forget God.

Psalm 30:5

For his wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye, and in his pleasure is life; heaviness may well endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Psalm 44:11

Thou lettest us be eaten up like sheep, and scatterest us among the Heathen.

Psalm 47:3

He shall subdue the people under us, and the Heathen under our feet.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

Or dust be turned again unto earth from whence it came, and or the spirit return unto God, which gave it.

Isaiah 38:10-11

"I thought I should have gone to the gates of hell in my best age, and have wanted the residue of my years.

Jeremiah 12:3

But thou LORD, to whom I am well known, thou that hast seen, and proved my heart; take them away, like as a flock is carried to the slaughter house, and appoint them for the day of slaughter.

Daniel 7:18

But the high saints shall receive a kingdom, and possess a kingdom, forever: even for ever and ever.'

Hosea 6:3

Then shall we have understanding, and endeavor ourselves to know the LORD. He shall go forth as the spring of the day, and come unto us as the evening and morning rain upon the earth."

Romans 8:36

As it is written, "For thy sake are we killed all day long, and are counted as sheep appointed to be slain."

Revelation 2:26-27

and whosoever overcometh and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over nations,

Revelation 20:4-5

And I saw seats, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God: which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had taken his mark upon their foreheads, or on their hands: and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

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