Sheol is naked before him, and destruction has no covering.
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George Leo Haydock
Hell. The grave.
Destruction. Hebrew abaddon. (Haydock)
St. John (Apocalypse ix. 11.) styles the bottomless abyss; (Calmet) or its angel, (Haydock) Abaddon, or Apollyon. It may here be called destruction, (Calmet) as all its victims are lost for ever to every thing that is good. The obscurity of the grave, and even that of hell, can hide nothing from God.
33. Which same Paul likewise saith, But all things are naked and opened unto His eyes. [Heb. 4, 13] But by the title of ‘hell’ and ‘perdition’ he denoted the devil and all the associates of his condemnation; but Who that One is before whom ‘hell is naked,’
“Behold, giants groan under the waters.” After proposing the division that he made between power and wisdom, Job puts forward his evidence. He distinguishes the deep and the underworld. Both those that live in the deep of the sea, even if they are of tremendous size (and for this reason he calls them “giants,” which we understand as “wild beasts”) and those in the underworld itself (which prevents the sight of viewers as if in a thick fog)—both these realms remain constantly within the realm of God’s power and exposed to his eyes. “Behold, giants groan under the waters.” The Greek text reads, “Will the giants receive the service of the midwife under the waters, and in their neighbor?” This must be interpreted as asking whether the dead will resurrect if they are under the waters on earth. In saying “they will resurrect,” the thought is that “it will be as if they had the service of a midwife.” It is interpreted according to the metaphor of a woman giving birth. The meaning is this, “Th...