Job 38:17

“Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 38:17

Haue the gates of death bene opened vnto thee? or hast thou seene the doores of the shadow of death?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? Or hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have the doors of death been open to you, or have the door-keepers of the dark ever seen you?
- Basic English Bible

Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? and hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?
- Darby Bible

Have the gates of death been opened to thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shades of death?
- Webster's Bible

Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?
- World English Bible

Revealed to thee were the gates of death? And the gates of death-shade dost thou see?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? Or hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 38:17

Wesley's Notes for Job 38:17


38:17 Death - Hast thou seen, or dost thou know the place and state of the dead; the depths and bowels of that earth in which the generality of dead men are buried. Death is a grand secret? We know not when or by what means we shall be brought to death: by what road we must go the way, whence we shall not return. We cannot describe what death is; how the knot is untied between soul and body, or how the spirit goes To be we know not what, and live we know not how. With what dreadful curiosity does the soul launch out into an untried abyss? We have no correspondence with separate souls, nor any acquaintance with their state. It is an unknown, undiscovered region, to which they are removed. While we are here in a world of sense, we speak of the world of spirits, as blind men do of colours, and when we remove thither, shall be amazed to find how much we were mistaken.


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