Psalm 139:8 {138:8}
Good News Translation
If I went up to heaven, you would be there; if I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there.

Contemporary English Version
If I were to climb up to the highest heavens, you would be there. If I were to dig down to the world of the dead you would also be there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I descend into hell, thou art present.

New American Bible
If I ascend to the heavens, you are there; if I lie down in Sheol, there you are.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I descend into hell, thou art present.

I ascend

Ezekiel 28:12-17 And say to him: Thus saith the Lord God: Thou wast the seal of resemblance, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. . . .

Amos 9:2-4 I saw the Lord standing upon the altar, and he said: Strike the hinges, and let the lintels be shook: for there is covetousness in the head of them all, and I will slay the last of them with the sword: there shall be no flight for them: they shall flee, and he that shall flee of them shall not be delivered. . . .

Obadiah 1:4 The pride of thy heart hath lifted thee up, who dwellest in the clefts of the rocks, and settest up thy throne on high: who sayest in thy heart: Who shall bring me down to the ground?

in hell

Job 26:6 Hell is naked before him, and there is no covering for destruction.

Job 34:21,22 For his eyes are upon the ways of men, and he considereth all their steps. . . .

Proverbs 15:11 Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the children of men?

Jonah 2:2 And Jonah prayed to the Lord, his God, out of the belly of the fish.

Context
You Have Searched Me and Known Me
7Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy face? 8If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I descend into hell, thou art present.9If I take my wings early in the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea:…
Cross References
Job 26:6
Hell is naked before him, and there is no covering for destruction.

Psalm 139:9
If I take my wings early in the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea:

Proverbs 15:11
Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the children of men?

Jeremiah 51:53
If Babylon should mount up to heaven, and establish her strength on high: from me there should come spoilers upon her, saith the Lord.

Ezekiel 32:25
In the midst of the slain they have set him a bed among all his people: their graves are round about him: all these are uncircumcised, and slain by the sword: for they spread their terror in the land of the living, and have borne their shame with them that descend into the pit: they are laid in the midst of the slain.

Amos 9:2
I saw the Lord standing upon the altar, and he said: Strike the hinges, and let the lintels be shook: for there is covetousness in the head of them all, and I will slay the last of them with the sword: there shall be no flight for them: they shall flee, and he that shall flee of them shall not be delivered.

Additional Translations
If I ascend to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there.If I ascend up into heaven, you are there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there.

If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there.

If I should go up to heaven, thou art there: if I should go down to hell, thou art present.

If I ascend up into the heavens thou art there; or if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou [art there];

If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there.

If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

If I ascend up into heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, you are there!

If I ascend the heavens -- there Thou art, And spread out a couch in Sheol, lo, Thee!
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