48 where " 'the worms that eat them do not die,and the fire is not quenched.'[1]

Other Translations of Mark 9:48

King James Version

48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

English Standard Version

48 'where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.'

The Message

48 You're better off one-eyed and alive than exercising your twenty-twenty vision from inside the fire of hell.

New King James Version

48 where 'Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.'

New Living Translation

48 'where the maggots never die and the fire never goes out.'

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 9:48

Commentary on Mark 9:41-50

(Read Mark 9:41-50)

It is repeatedly said of the wicked, Their worm dieth not, as well as, The fire is never quenched. Doubtless, remorse of conscience and keen self-reflection are this never-dying worm. Surely it is beyond compare better to undergo all possible pain, hardship, and self-denial here, and to be happy for ever hereafter, than to enjoy all kinds of worldly pleasure for a season, and to be miserable for ever. Like the sacrifices, we must be salted with salt; our corrupt affections must be subdued and mortified by the Holy Spirit. Those that have the salt of grace, must show they have a living principle of grace in their hearts, which works out corrupt dispositions in the soul that would offend God, or our own consciences.