New International Version
"What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
King James Bible
What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
Darby Bible Translation
What profit is there in my blood, in my going down to the pit? shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
World English Bible
"What profit is there in my destruction, if I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise you? Shall it declare your truth?
Young's Literal Translation
What gain is in my blood? In my going down unto corruption? Doth dust thank Thee? doth it declare Thy truth?
Psalm 30:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
What profit is there in my blood - My being cut off will not magnify thy mercy. Let not the sword, therefore, come against me. If spared and pardoned, I will declare thy truth; I will tell to all men what a merciful and gracious Lord I have found. Hear, therefore, O Lord; Psalm 30:10.
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His anger endureth but a moment; in His favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.'--PSALM xxx. 5. A word or two of exposition is necessary in order to bring out the force of this verse. There is an obvious antithesis in the first part of it, between 'His anger' and 'His favour.' Probably there is a similar antithesis between a 'moment' and 'life.' For, although the word rendered 'life' does not unusually mean a lifetime it may have that signification, and …
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Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave?
Of David. To you, LORD, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit.
To you, LORD, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:
Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot sing your praise; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.
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