The dead do not praise the Lord,
Nor do any who go down into silence;
For there is no mention of You in death;
In Sheol who will give You thanks?
Let me not be put to shame, O Lord, for I call upon You;
Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.
Will You perform wonders for the dead?
Will the departed spirits rise and praise You? Selah.
“He keeps the feet of His godly ones,
But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness;
For not by might shall a man prevail.
“What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness?
“For Sheol cannot thank You,
Death cannot praise You;
Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.