New International Version
Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
King James Bible
Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou do wonders to the dead? shall the shades arise and praise thee? Selah.
World English Bible
Do you show wonders to the dead? Do the dead rise up and praise you? Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
To the dead dost Thou do wonders? Do Rephaim rise? do they thank Thee? Selah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wilt thou show wonders to the dead! - מתים methim, dead men.
Shall the dead - רפאים rephaim, "the manes or departed spirits."
Arise and praise thee? - Any more in this life? The interrogations in this and the two following verses imply the strongest negations.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
wilt thou. The interrogations in these verses imply the strongest negations.
LibraryOut of the Deep of Doubt, Darkness, and Hell.
O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night unto Thee. Oh! let my prayer enter into Thy presence. For my soul is full of trouble and my life draweth nigh unto Hell. Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in a place of darkness, and in the deep.--Ps. lxxxviii. 1, 2. If I go down to Hell, Thou art there also. Yea, the darkness is no darkness with Thee; but the night is as clear as the day.--Ps. cxxxix. 7, 11. I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my calling. …
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep
Sense in Which, and End for which all Things were Delivered to the Incarnate Son.
Of Faith. The Definition of It. Its Peculiar Properties.
"The dead are in deep anguish, those beneath the waters and all that live in them.
Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave?
"What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction?
It is not the dead who praise the LORD, those who go down to the place of silence;
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