New Living Translation
The dead cannot sing praises to the LORD, for they have gone into the silence of the grave.
King James Bible
The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
Darby Bible Translation
The dead praise not Jah, neither any that go down into silence;
World English Bible
The dead don't praise Yah, neither any who go down into silence;
Young's Literal Translation
The dead praise not Jah, Nor any going down to silence.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
115:17 Silence - Into the place of silence, the grave. CHAPT. CXVI. This psalm is a solemn thanksgiving to God. Wherein the psalmist professes his love to God, for delivering him out of great straits and dangers, ver. 1 -
LibraryTriumph Over Death and the Grave
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin: and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. T he Christian soldier may with the greatest propriety, be said to war a good warfare (I Timothy 1:18) . He is engaged in a good cause. He fights under the eye of the Captain of his salvation. Though he be weak in himself, and though his enemies are many and mighty, he may do that which in other soldiers …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2
Divine Support and Protection
The Last Supper
For the dead do not remember you. Who can praise you from the grave?
Don't let me be disgraced, O LORD, for I call out to you for help. Let the wicked be disgraced; let them lie silent in the grave.
Are your wonderful deeds of any use to the dead? Do the dead rise up and praise you? Interlude
For the dead cannot praise you; they cannot raise their voices in praise. Those who go down to the grave can no longer hope in your faithfulness.
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