Parallel Verses

Amplified

For Sheol (the place of the dead) cannot confess and reach out the hand to You, death cannot praise and rejoice in You; they who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness [to Your promises; their probation is at an end, their destiny is sealed].

New American Standard Bible

"For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.

King James Version

For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

Holman Bible

For Sheol cannot thank You;
Death cannot praise You.
Those who go down to the Pit
cannot hope for Your faithfulness.

International Standard Version

For Sheol cannot thank you, death cannot sing your praise; and those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.

A Conservative Version

For Sheol cannot praise thee, death cannot celebrate thee. Those who go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

American Standard Version

For Sheol cannot praise thee, death cannot celebrate thee: They that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

Bible in Basic English

For the underworld is not able to give you praise, death gives you no honour: for those who go down into the underworld there is no hope in your mercy.

Darby Translation

For not Sheol shall praise thee, nor death celebrate thee; they that go down into the pit do not hope for thy truth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the grave shall not confess thee, nor shall death praise thee; nor shall those that go down into the pit wait for thy truth.

Julia Smith Translation

For not hades shall praise thee, death celebrate: they going down to the pit shall not hope for thy truth.

King James 2000

For the grave cannot praise you, death can not celebrate you: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for your truth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For Sheol cannot praise you; death [cannot] praise you. Those who go down [to the] pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.

Modern King James verseion

For the grave cannot praise You, death can not rejoice in You; they who go down into the pit cannot hope for Your truth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For hell praiseth not thee, death doth not magnify thee. They that go down into the grave, praise not thy truth:

NET Bible

Indeed Sheol does not give you thanks; death does not praise you. Those who descend into the pit do not anticipate your faithfulness.

New Heart English Bible

For Sheol can't praise you. Death can't celebrate you. Those who go down into the pit can't hope for your truth.

The Emphasized Bible

For, hades, cannot praise thee Nor, death, celebrate thee, - They who go down to the pit cannot wait for thy faithfulness.

Webster

For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

World English Bible

For Sheol can't praise you. Death can't celebrate you. Those who go down into the pit can't hope for your truth.

Youngs Literal Translation

For Sheol doth not confess Thee, Death doth not praise Thee, Those going down to the pit hope not for Thy truth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For the grave
שׁאל שׁאול 
Sh@'owl 
Usage: 65

מות 
Maveth 
Usage: 156

ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

into the pit
בּור 
Bowr 
Usage: 69

שׁבר שׂבר 
Sabar 
Usage: 8

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Hezekiah's Illness

17 Behold, it was for my peace that I had intense bitterness; but You have loved back my life from the pit of corruption and nothingness, for You have cast all my sins behind Your back. 18 For Sheol (the place of the dead) cannot confess and reach out the hand to You, death cannot praise and rejoice in You; they who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness [to Your promises; their probation is at an end, their destiny is sealed]. 19 The living, the living -- "they shall thank and praise You, as I do this day; the father shall make known to the children Your faithfulness and Your truth.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the place of the dead), where you are going.

Psalm 6:5

For in death there is no remembrance of You; in Sheol (the place of the dead) who will give You thanks?

Psalm 30:9

What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit (the grave)? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth and faithfulness to men?

Numbers 16:33

They and all that belonged to them went down alive into Sheol (the place of the dead); and the earth closed upon them, and they perished from among the assembly.

Psalm 88:10-11

Will You show wonders to the dead? Shall the departed arise and praise You? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Psalm 115:17-18

The dead praise not the Lord, neither any who go down into silence.

Proverbs 14:32

The wicked is overthrown through his wrongdoing and calamity, but the [consistently] righteous has hope and confidence even in death.

Matthew 8:12

While the sons and heirs of the kingdom will be driven out into the darkness outside, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.

Matthew 25:46

Then they will go away into eternal punishment, but those who are just and upright and in right standing with God into eternal life.

Luke 16:26-31

And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who want to pass from this [place] to you may not be able, and no one may pass from there to us.

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