to show favor to him and to plead, "Deliver him from having to go down to the Pit I know where his ransom is!'
I am considered as one of those descending into the Pit, like a mighty man without strength,
He has redeemed my soul from going down to the Pit; my life will see the light.'
LORD, you brought me from death; you kept me alive so that I did not descend into the Pit.
To you, LORD, I cry out! My Rock, do not refuse to answer me. If you remain silent, I will become like those who descend into the Pit.
if I call out to the Pit, "You're my father!' or say to the worm, "My mother!' or "My sister!'
His soul is getting close to the Pit; his life is approaching its executioner."
But you are brought down to join the dead, to the far reaches of the Pit.
Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit is failing. Do not hide your face from me; otherwise, I will become like those who descend to the Pit,
"What profit is there in my death if I go down to the Pit? Can dust worship you? Can it proclaim your faithfulness?"
I'll make sure that you go straight to the Pit, into the lowest part of the earth, where you'll be with people who lived in ancient times. You'll keep company there with the dead, who have gone into the Pit. As a result, your city won't be inhabited. Meanwhile, I will display my glory in the land of the living.
They'll send you down to the Pit, and you'll die defiled in the depths of the sea.
As a result, none of its watered trees will grow tall, their tops will never reach to the clouds, and they'll never grow so high again, because all of them have been appointed to death in the world beneath where human beings go, that is, down to the Pit.'"
"Son of Man, mourn about the hordes of Egypt. Bring them down that is, her and the citizens of those majestic nations whose destiny is the deep part of the Pit.
Her grave will be set in the remotest part of the Pit, surrounded by those who accompanied her. All of them will have been killed, executed violently, who spread terror throughout the land of the living.
"All of the princes from the North are there, along with the Sidonians, who have gone down in shame to join those who have been killed because of all the terror they caused by their military might. They lie dead, uncircumcised, with those who have been killed violently. They will bear their shame, along with those who descend into the Pit.
"Edom will be there, along with its kings and princes who despite all their power have been killed violently. They, too, are lying dead, along with the uncircumcised; that is, with those who descend into the Pit.
or "Who will go down into the depths?' (that is, to bring the Messiah back from the dead)."