Proverbs 30:16

“The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The graue; and the barren wombe; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Sheol; and the barren womb; The earth that is not satisfied with water; And the fire that saith not, Enough.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The underworld, and the woman without a child; the earth which never has enough water, and the fire which never says, Enough.
- Basic English Bible

-- Sheol, and the barren womb; the earth which is not filled with water, and the fire which saith not, It is enough.
- Darby Bible

The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.
- Webster's Bible

Sheol, the barren womb; the earth that is not satisfied with water; and the fire that doesn't say, 'Enough.'
- World English Bible

Sheol, and a restrained womb, Earth -- it [is] not satisfied [with] water, And fire -- it hath not said, `Sufficiency,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not satisfied with water; and the fire that saith not: 'Enough.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 30

  • Charlie canosa
    I love to read the book Proverbs its full of advice's
  • Nikya Baxter
    Knowing God's words are pure He trust you enough to shield you if you just trust in him to do so.
  • Scott Berry
    I love the verse and all of Gods Word
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 30:5 "Every word of God is pure,he is a shield to them that put their trust in him." The SACRED SCRIPTURES are not futile, does no harm, does not return void, and does not hinder the winning of souls.The scriptures rebuke,correct.I would rather be wounded by a friend (Jesus) that kissed by those that follow Satan.V.6"Add thou not to his word, lest he reprove you and you be found a liar"
  • Linet
    This proverb verse 33 teaches me that we should not be reminding others of what they did wrong but is good to tell them of what they can do good
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 21-22, Compare Eccl 10:7 (servants on horseback), Even the EARTH is troubled and revolts when people let their sense realm reign over their spirit realm. Solomon calls this EVIL. Paul calls it "sowing to the flesh" and then "of the flesh, reap corruption". It's the law of the boomerang, what we send out comes back, what we sow, we reap. Jesus is the answer. We must walk as he walked.

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