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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 30

  • 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.
  • Marie
    Verse 33 reminds me of people who feel entitled to criticize and control others, whether their presentation is with a smile or a scowl.
  • John doh
    I read a proverb a day with the day of the week, it keeps me in GODS word. I love this web site
    to have all of the LORDS words to us at our finger tips. We are a blessed people and should thank GOD every day for a most gloryest gift JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD and HIS grace on us that when we were in sin HE died for our sins, now lets ask HIM to forgive us and turn from our sins and HE will save usAmen
  • Chuck
    thy word is a lamp unto thy feet and a light unto thy path
    praise the lord GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME
  • BSP
    As verse 11 shows we are seeing a generation that does not have respect for their father or mother.

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