New International Version
"The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.
King James Bible
The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah killeth, and maketh alive; he bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up.
World English Bible
"Yahweh kills, and makes alive. He brings down to Sheol, and brings up.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah putteth to death, and keepeth alive, He bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord killeth - God is the arbiter of life and death; he only can give life, and he only has a right to take it away.
He bringeth down to the grave - The Hebrew word שאול sheol, which we translate grave, seems to have the same meaning in the Old Testament with ἁδης, hades in the New, which is the word generally used by the Septuagint for the other. It means the grave, the state of the dead, and the invisible place, or place of separate spirits. Sometimes we translate it hell, which now means the state of perdition, or place of eternal torments; but as this comes from the Saxon, to cover or conceal, it means only the covered place. In some parts of England the word helling is used for the covers of a book, the slating of a house, etc. The Targum seems to understand it of death and the resurrection. "He kills and commands to give life; he causes to descend into Sheol, that in the time to come he may bring them into the lives of eternity," i.e., the life of shame and everlasting contempt, and the life of glory.
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'And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision. 2. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see; 8. And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep; 4. That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. 5. And he ran onto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou …
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I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
"See now that I myself am he! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand.
2 Kings 5:7
As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and said, "Am I God? Can I kill and bring back to life? Why does this fellow send someone to me to be cured of his leprosy? See how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me!"
For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
But your dead will live, LORD; their bodies will rise-- let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy-- your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.
He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I said, "Sovereign LORD, you alone know."
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