Biblical Meaning “The Worm Never Dies”

The saying or phrase, “The Worm Never Dies” and a number of variations it, can be found in many translations of Mark 9:48. The translation that’s easiest to understand is the “God’s word” translation (1995): “In hell worms that eat the body never die, and the fire is never put out.” Mark 9:48 borrowed “The Worm Never Dies” from Isaiah 66:24. Isaiah 66:24 reads: “Then they will go forth and look On the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm will not die And their fire will not be quenched; And they will be an abhorrence to all mankind.” In Mark 9:48, “The Worm Never Dies” reads: “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”

Other translations include:

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American King James Version
Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

American Standard Version
where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Bible in Basic English
Where their worm is ever living and the fire is not put out.

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Douay-Rheims Bible
Where the worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.

Darby Bible Translation
where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

English Revised Version
where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

International Standard Version (2008)
In that place, worms never die, and the fire is never put out.

King James Bible
Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Webster’s Bible Translation
Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Weymouth New Testament
where their worm does not die and the fire does not go out.

World English Bible
‘where their worm doesn’t die, and the fire is not quenched.’

Young’s Literal Translation
where their worm is not dying, and the fire is not being quenched

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