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Have the gates of death been revealed to you,

or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

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17. seen—The second clause heightens the thought in the first. Man during life does not even "see" the gates of the realm of the dead ("death," Job 10:21); much less are they "opened" to him. But those are "naked before God" (Job 26:6).