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?
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;
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.
I will not die, but live,
And tell of the works of the Lord.
“For Sheol cannot thank You,
Death cannot praise You;
Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.
We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.