bottomless pit

a problem that consumes an endless amount of resources; a very hungry person who can’t be satisfied; an endless supply of something, often of something not wanted
—We bought an old house so that we could save money, but instead it has become a bottomless pit of expensive repairs.

John writes about the following vision in Revelation:

Then I saw an angel descending from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a huge chain. He seized the dragon—the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan – and tied him up for a thousand years. The angel then threw him into the abyss [bottomless pit] and locked and sealed it so that he could not deceive the nations until the one thousand years were finished. (After these things he must be released for a brief period of time.) (Revelation 20:1-3)

In the New Testament, “the bottomless pit” is the place where Satan and the other demons live. In this passage, it is sealed up as a prison.

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