New Living Translation
The LORD gives both death and life; he brings some down to the grave but raises others 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.
1 Samuel 2:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:6 Killeth - The same person whom he first killeth, or bringeth nigh unto death, he afterwards raiseth to life. Me, who was almost consumed with grief, he hath revived. The name of death both in sacred scripture, and profane writers, is often given to great Calamities.
LibraryA Private Enquiry
"What is the thing that the Lord hath said unto thee?"--1 Samuel 3:17. THE Lord would not speak directly to Eli, although he was the High Priest. In ordinary circumstances it would have been so; but Eli had grieved the Lord, and thus had lost his honorable standing. God had not cast him off; but he viewed him with such displeasure that he would only speak to him through another person: even as great kings, if they are offended with their courtiers, send them messages by other hands. The Lord sent, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891
Appendix xix. On Eternal Punishment, According to the Rabbis and the New Testament
Covenanting a Privilege of Believers.
I am the living one. I died, but look--I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.
Look now; I myself am he! There is no other god but me! I am the one who kills and gives life; I am the one who wounds and heals; no one can be rescued from my powerful hand!
2 Kings 5:7
When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes in dismay and said, "This man sends me a leper to heal! Am I God, that I can give life and take it away? I can see that he's just trying to pick a fight with me."
For though he wounds, he also bandages. He strikes, but his hands also heal.
A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up.
But those who die in the LORD will live; their bodies will rise again! Those who sleep in the earth will rise up and sing for joy! For your life-giving light will fall like dew on your people in the place of the dead!
Then he asked me, "Son of man, can these bones become living people again?" "O Sovereign LORD," I replied, "you alone know the answer to that."
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