It is not the dead who praise the Lord,
nor any of those descending into the silence of death.
For Sheol cannot thank You;
Death cannot praise You.
Those who go down to the Pit
cannot hope for Your faithfulness.
Do You work wonders for the dead?
Do departed spirits rise up to praise You?Selah Will Your faithful love be declared in the grave,
Your faithfulness in Abaddon?
“What gain is there in my death,
if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise You?
Will it proclaim Your truth?
For there is no remembrance of You in death;
who can thank You in Sheol?
These peoplehonor Me with their lips,
but their heart is far from Me.
Didn’t any return to give glory to God except this foreigner?”