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Proverbs 27:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; And the eyes of man are never satisfied.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Sheol and destruction are insatiable; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Hades and destruction, are not satisfied, and, the eyes of a man, are not satisfied.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Sheol and destruction are not satisfied, And the eyes of man are not satisfied.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Hell and destruction are never filled: so the eyes of men are never satisfied.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hell and destruction are neuer full: so the eyes of man are neuer satisfied.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Hell and destruction are not filled; so also are the eyes of men insatiable. [He that fixes his eye is an abomination to the Lord; and the uninstructed do not restrain their tongue].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Hell 7585
{7585} Prime
שְׁאוֹל
sh@'owl
{sheh-ole'}
From H7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranian retreat), including its accessories and inmates.
and destruction 10
{0010} Prime
אֲבַדּוֹ
'abaddoh
{ab-ad-do'}
The same as H0009, miswritten for H0011; a perishing.
y11
[0011] Standard
אֲבַדּוֹן
'abaddown
{ab-ad-done'}
Intensively from H0006; abstractly a perishing; concretely Hades.
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
are never 3808
{3808} Prime
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
full; 7646
{7646} Prime
שָׂבַע
saba`
{saw-bah'}
A primitive root; to sate, that is, fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
so the eyes 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
of man 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
are never x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
satisfied. 7646
{7646} Prime
שָׂבַע
saba`
{saw-bah'}
A primitive root; to sate, that is, fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 27:20

_ _ Men’s cupidity is as insatiable as the grave.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 27:20

_ _ Two things are here said to be insatiable, and they are two things near of kin — death and sin. 1. Death is insatiable. The first death, the second death, both are so. The grave is not clogged with the multitude of dead bodies that are daily thrown into it, but is still an open sepulchre, and cries, Give, give. Hell also has enlarged itself, and still has room for the damned spirits that are committed to that prison. Tophet is deep and large, Isaiah 30:33. 2. Sin is insatiable: The eyes of man are never satisfied, nor the appetites of the carnal mind towards profit or pleasure. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor is he the loves silver satisfied with silver. Men labour for that which surfeits, but satisfies not; nay, it is dissatisfying; but satisfies not; nay, it is dissatisfying; such a perpetual uneasiness have men justly been doomed to ever since our first parents were not satisfied with all the trees of Eden, but they must meddle with the forbidden tree. Those whose eyes are ever toward the Lord in him are satisfied, and shall for ever be so.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 27:20

Hell — The grave devours all the bodies which are put into it, and is always ready to receive and devour more. The eyes — The desires, which discover themselves by the eyes.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Hell:

Proverbs 30:15-16 The horseleach hath two daughters, [crying], Give, give. There are three [things that] are never satisfied, [yea], four [things] say not, [It is] enough: ... The grave; and the barren womb; the earth [that] is not filled with water; and the fire [that] saith not, [It is] enough.
Habakkuk 2:5 Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, [he is] a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and [is] as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:

never:
Heb. not

so:

Proverbs 23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for [riches] certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Ecclesiastes 1:8 All things [are] full of labour; man cannot utter [it]: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour. ... Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all [was] vanity and vexation of spirit, and [there was] no profit under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 5:10-11 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this [is] also vanity. ... When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good [is there] to the owners thereof, saving the beholding [of them] with their eyes?
Ecclesiastes 6:7 All the labour of man [is] for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.
Jeremiah 22:17 But thine eyes and thine heart [are] not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do [it].
1 John 2:16 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
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Pv 23:5; 30:15. Ec 1:8; 2:10; 5:10; 6:7. Jr 22:17. Hab 2:5. 1Jn 2:16.

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