Will you show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise you? Selah.
Treasury of Scripture
wilt thou. The interrogations in these verses imply the strongest negations.
Psalm 6:5 For in death there is no remembrance of you: in the grave who shall give you thanks?
Psalm 30:9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise you? shall it declare your truth?
Psalm 115:17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
Psalm 118:17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
Isaiah 38:18,19 For the grave cannot praise you, death can not celebrate you: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for your truth...
Mark 5:35,36 While he yet spoke, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Your daughter is dead...
Job 14:7-12 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease...
Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, you that dwell in dust...
Ezekiel 37:1-14 The hand of the LORD was on me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD...
Luke 7:12-16 Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother...
1 Corinthians 15:52-57 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible...
ContextI Have Cried Day and Night Before You
1O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you: 2Let my prayer come before you: incline your ear to my cry; 3For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws near to the grave. 4I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that has no strength: 5Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom you remember no more: and they are cut off from your hand. 6You have laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps. 7Your wrath lies hard on me, and you have afflicted me with all your waves. Selah. 8You have put away my acquaintance far from me; you have made me an abomination to them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth. 9My eye mourns by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily on you, I have stretched out my hands to you. 10Will you show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise you? Selah. 11Shall your loving kindness be declared in the grave? or your faithfulness in destruction? 12Shall your wonders be known in the dark? and your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13But to you have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent you. 14LORD, why cast you off my soul? why hide you your face from me? 15I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer your terrors I am distracted. 16Your fierce wrath goes over me; your terrors have cut me off. 17They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together. 18Lover and friend have you put far from me, and my acquaintance into darkness.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? Shall they that are decreased arise and praise thee? Selah
Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? or shall physicians raise to life, and give praise to thee?
Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou do wonders to the dead? shall the shades arise and praise thee? Selah.
King James Bible
Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
To the dead dost Thou do wonders? Do Rephaim rise? do they thank Thee? Selah.