Isaiah 38:18
Good News Translation
No one in the world of the dead can praise you; The dead cannot trust in your faithfulness.

Contemporary English Version
No one in the world of the dead can thank you or praise you; none of those in the deep pit can hope for you to show them how faithful you are.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For hell shall not confess to thee, neither shall death praise thee: nor shall they that go down into the pit, look for thy truth.

New American Bible
For it is not Sheol that gives you thanks, nor death that praises you; Neither do those who go down into the pit await your kindness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For hell shall not confess to thee, neither shall death praise thee: nor shall they that go down into the pit, look for thy truth.

the grave

Psalm 6:5 For there is no one in death, that is mindful of thee: and who shall confess to thee in hell?

Psalm 30:9 What profit is there in my blood, whilst I go down to corruption? Shall dust confess to thee, or declare thy truth?

Psalm 88:11 Shall any one in the sepulchre declare thy mercy: and thy truth in destruction?

Psalm 115:17,18 The dead shall not praise thee, O Lord: nor any of them that go down to hell. . . .

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly: for neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither thou art hastening.

they that

Numbers 16:33 And they went down alive into hell, the ground closing upon them, and they perished from among the people.

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked man shall be driven out in his wickedness: but the just hath hope in his death.

Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 25:46 And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the just, into life everlasting.

Luke 16:26-31 And besides all this, between us and you, there is fixed a great chaos: so that they who would pass from hence to you cannot, nor from thence come hither. . . .

Context
Hezekiah's Song of Thanksgiving
17Behold in peace is my bitterness most bitter: but thou hast delivered my soul that it should not perish, thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back. 18For hell shall not confess to thee, neither shall death praise thee: nor shall they that go down into the pit, look for thy truth.19The living, the living, he shall give praise to thee, as I do this day: the father shall make the truth known to the children.…
Cross References
Numbers 16:33
And they went down alive into hell, the ground closing upon them, and they perished from among the people.

Psalm 6:5
For there is no one in death, that is mindful of thee: and who shall confess to thee in hell?

Psalm 28:1
A psalm for David himself. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord: O my God, be not thou silent to me: lest if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 30:9
What profit is there in my blood, whilst I go down to corruption? Shall dust confess to thee, or declare thy truth?

Psalm 88:11
Shall any one in the sepulchre declare thy mercy: and thy truth in destruction?

Psalm 115:17
The dead shall not praise thee, O Lord: nor any of them that go down to hell.

Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly: for neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither thou art hastening.

Additional Translations
For Sheol cannot thank You; death cannot praise You. Those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.For the grave cannot praise you, death can not celebrate you: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for your truth.

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

For they that are in the grave shall not praise thee, neither shall the dead bless thee, neither shall they that are in Hades hope for thy mercy.

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

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

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

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

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