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Proverbs 27:20

Context
NETBible

As 1  Death and Destruction are never satisfied, 2  so the eyes of a person 3  are never satisfied. 4 

XREF

Pr 23:5; Pr 30:15,16; Ec 1:8; Ec 2:10,11; Ec 5:10,11; Ec 6:7; Jer 22:17; Hab 2:5; 1Jo 2:16

NET © Notes

tn The term “as” is not in the Hebrew text, but is supplied in the translation in light of the analogy.

sn Countless generations of people have gone into the world below; yet “death” is never satisfied – it always takes more. The line personifies Death and Destruction. It forms the emblem in the parallelism.

tn Heb “eyes of a man.” This expression refers to the desires – what the individual looks longingly on. Ecclesiastes Rabbah 1:34 (one of the rabbinic Midrashim) says, “No man dies and has one-half of what he wanted.”

tc The LXX contains a scribal addition: “He who fixes his eye is an abomination to the Lord, and the uninstructed do not restrain their tongues.” This is unlikely to be original.



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