Psalm 118:17
New International Version
I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.

New Living Translation
I will not die; instead, I will live to tell what the LORD has done.

English Standard Version
I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
I will not die, but I will live and proclaim what the LORD has done.

King James Bible
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

New King James Version
I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
I will not die, but live, And tell of the works of the LORD.

NASB 1995
I will not die, but live, And tell of the works of the LORD.

NASB 1977
I shall not die, but live, And tell of the works of the LORD.

Amplified Bible
I will not die, but live, And declare the works and recount the illustrious acts of the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
I will not die, but I will live and proclaim what the LORD has done.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will not die, but I will live and proclaim what the LORD has done.

American Standard Version
I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall not die but I shall live, and I shall narrate the works of LORD JEHOVAH!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I shall not die, but live, and recount the works of the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
And so my life is safe, and I will live to tell what the LORD has done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I shall not die, but live: and shall declare the works of the Lord.

English Revised Version
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

Good News Translation
I will not die; instead, I will live and proclaim what the LORD has done.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will not die, but I will live and tell what the LORD has done.

International Standard Version
I will not die, but I will live to recount the deeds of the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
I do not die, but live, And recount the works of YAH,

NET Bible
I will not die, but live, and I will proclaim what the LORD has done.

New Heart English Bible
I will not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

World English Bible
I will not die, but live, and declare Yah's works.

Young's Literal Translation
I do not die, but live, And recount the works of Jah,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good
16The right hand of the LORD is exalted! The right hand of the LORD performs with valor!” 17I will not die, but I will live and proclaim what the LORD has done. 18The LORD disciplined me severely, but He has not given me over to death.…

Cross References
Psalm 6:5
For there is no mention of You in death; who can praise You from Sheol?

Psalm 73:28
But as for me, it is good to draw near to God. I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may proclaim all Your works.

Psalm 107:22
Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and declare His works with rejoicing.

Psalm 116:8
For You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.

Psalm 116:9
I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

Isaiah 38:19
The living, only the living, can thank You, as I do today; fathers will tell their children about Your faithfulness.

Habakkuk 1:12
Are You not from everlasting, O LORD, my God, my Holy One? We will not die. O LORD, You have appointed them to execute judgment; O Rock, You have established them for correction.


Treasury of Scripture

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

die

Psalm 6:5
For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

Isaiah 38:16-20
O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live…

Habakkuk 1:12
Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

declare

Psalm 40:5,10
Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered…

Psalm 71:17,18
O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works…

Psalm 73:28
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.









(17) I shall not die, but live.--It is Israel, and not an individual, who thus claims a continuance of life for the display of God's glory. But as so often we find, the hope is so expressed as to suit not only the community for whom the psalm was composed and sung, but each member of it individually.

Verse 17. - I shall not die, but live. The psalmist speaks, not in his own person, but in the name of his nation. They had been brought very near to extinction; but now the danger was past. God had given them "a reviving" (Ezra 9:8, 9); and they felt that henceforth they would "live." And declare the works of the Lord. They would employ the new life granted them in "declaring God's works" (see Psalm 40:5, 10; Psalm 96:3; Psalm 145:4-6); i.e. they would witness to all men of "the might of his marvelous acts," and "abundantly utter the memory of his great goodness."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I will not
לֹֽא (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

die,
אָמ֥וּת (’ā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

but
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I will live
אֶֽחְיֶ֑ה (’eḥ·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2421: To live, to revive

and proclaim
וַ֝אֲסַפֵּ֗ר (wa·’ă·sap·pêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5608: To count, recount, relate

what the LORD
יָֽהּ׃ (yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3050: LORD -- the name of the God of Israel

has done.
מַֽעֲשֵׂ֥י (ma·‘ă·śê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property


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