“For Sheol cannot thank You,
Death cannot praise You;
Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
For there is no mention of You in death;
In Sheol who will give You thanks?
“What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness?
So they and all that belonged to them went down alive to Sheol; and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly.
Will You perform wonders for the dead?
Will the departed spirits rise and praise You? Selah.
The dead do not praise the Lord,
Nor do any who go down into silence;
The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing,
But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.
but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.’