20 Hell and destruction are never [1] full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Other Translations of Proverbs 27:20

New International Version

20 Death and DestructionHebrew "Abaddon" are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes.

English Standard Version

20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man.

The Message

20 Hell has a voracious appetite, and lust just never quits.

New King James Version

20 Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied.

New Living Translation

20 Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 27:20

Commentary on Proverbs 27:20

(Read Proverbs 27:20)

Two things are here said to be never satisfied, death and sin. The appetites of the carnal mind for profit or pleasure are always desiring more. Those whose eyes are ever toward the Lord, are satisfied in him, and shall for ever be so.