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.

Previous Post
Next Post
Comments are closed.
  • All scripture quotations, unless otherwise noted, are from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2017 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. http://bible.org. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

    Scripture in brackets is from the King James Bible.

  • Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed by Craig Thompson under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

    Any reproduction of this content using passages from the NET Bible must follow NET Bible's copyright policy for use of those passages.

    For information on creating translations of Putting Words in Our Mouths, please go here.

  • Visit My Blog: Clearing Customs

    Sing to the Lord, All the Earth

    Sing to the Lord a new song;    sing to the Lord, all the earth.Sing to the Lord, praise his name;    proclaim his salvation day after day.Declare his glory among the nations,    his marvelous deeds among all peoples. (Psalm 96:1-3 NIV) [photo: “Vedere i campi di lavanda,” by Adamo George, used under a Creative Commons license]

    Imposter Syndrome and the Cross-cultural Worker [–at A Life Overseas]

    When I was a young elementary-school student, one of the highlights of my year was going to the store with a teacher-mandated list in hand to buy classroom supplies. Not only was there the possibilities inherent in blank tablets of paper, there was the just-oozing-with-creativity box of brand new Crayola Crayons. Not off-brand crayons, mind […]