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Proverbs 15:11

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— Sheol and Abaddon [lie open] before the LORD, How much more the hearts of men!
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— Hell and destruction [are] before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— Sheol and Abaddon are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men!
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Sheol and Abaddon are before Jehovah: How much more then the hearts of the children of men!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Hell and destruction [are] before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Sheol and destruction are before Jehovah; how much more then the hearts of the children of men!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Hades and destruction, are before Yahweh, how much more then, the hearts of the sons of men.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Sheol and destruction [are] before Jehovah, Surely also the hearts of the sons of men.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the children of men?
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the sonnes of men?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hell and destruction [are] before the LORD: how much more then, the hearts of the children of men?
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— Sheol and destruction are before the LORD; how much more than the hearts of men?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Hell and destruction are manifest to the Lord; how shall not also be the hearts of men?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Hell and destruction [are] before Yahweh: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Hell 7585
{7585} Prime
From H7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranian retreat), including its accessories and inmates.
and destruction 11
{0011} Prime
Intensively from H0006; abstractly a perishing; concretely Hades.
[are] before x5048
(5048) Complement
From H5046; a front, that is, part opposite; specifically a counterpart, or mate; usually (adverbially, especially with preposition) over against or before.
Yähwè יָהוֶה: 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
how much more then x637
(0637) Complement
A primitive particle; meaning accession (used as an adverb or conjugation); also or yea; adversatively though.
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
the hearts 3826
{3826} Prime
Feminine of H3820; the heart.
of the children 1121
{1121} Prime
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of men? 120
{0120} Prime
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 15:11

_ _ Hell — (Psalms 16:10).

_ _ destruction — or, “Abaddon,” the place of the destroyer. All the unseen world is open to God, much more men’s hearts.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 15:11

_ _ This confirms what was said (Proverbs 15:3) concerning God's omnipresence, in order to his judging of evil and good. 1. God knows all things, even those things that are hidden from the eyes of all living: Hell and destruction are before the Lord, not only the centre of the earth, and its subterraneous caverns, but the grave, and all the dead bodies which are there buried out of our sight; they are all before the Lord, all under his eye, so that none of them can be lost or be to seek when they are to be raised again. He knows where every man lies buried, even Moses, even those that are buried in the greatest obscurity; nor needs he any monument with a Hic jacetHere he lies, to direct him. The place of the damned in particular, and all their torments, which are inexpressible, the state of separate souls in general, and all their circumstances, are under God's eye. The word here used for destruction is Abaddon, which is one of the devil's names, Revelation 9:11. That destroyer, though he deceives us, cannot evade or elude the divine cognizance. God examines him whence he comes (Job 1:7), and sees through all his disguises though he is sly, and subtle, and swift, Job 26:6. 2. He knows particularly the hearts of the children of men. If he sees through the depths and wiles of Satan himself, much more can he search men's hearts, though they be deceitful, since they learned all their fraudulent arts of Satan. God is greater than our hearts, and knows them better than we know them ourselves, and therefore is an infallible Judge of every man's character, Hebrews 4:13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 15:11

Destruction — The place of destruction, of which men know nothing but by Divine revelation.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 15:11

(d) Hell and destruction [are] before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

(d) There is nothing so deep or secret that can be hid from the eyes of God, much less man's thoughts.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
Job 26:6 Hell [is] naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.
Psalms 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou [art] there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou [art there].
Revelation 1:18 I [am] he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

the hearts:

2 Chronicles 6:30 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men:)
Psalms 7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
Psalms 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, [I] try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, [and] according to the fruit of his doings.
John 2:24-25 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all [men], ... And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
John 21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
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2Ch 6:30. Jb 26:6. Ps 7:9; 44:21; 139:8. Pv 27:20. Jr 17:10. Jn 2:24; 21:17. He 4:13. Rv 1:18; 2:23.

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