PROVERBS 27:20

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Proverbs 27:20 Translation & Meaning

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Hell שְׁא֣וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates Hell
and destruction וַ֭אֲבַדֹּה A perishing destruction
are never לֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles are never
full; תִשְׂבַּ֑עְנָה To sate, i.e., fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively) full
so the eyes וְעֵינֵ֥י An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eyes
of man הָ֝אָדָ֗ם Ruddy i.e., a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) man
are never לֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles are never
satisfied. תִשְׂבַּֽעְנָה׃ To sate, i.e., fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively) satisfied

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  • 18  Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

  • 19  As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

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

  • 21  As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

  • 22  Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.




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