9 “What profit is there in my death,1
if I go down to the pit?2
Will kthe dust praise you?
Will it tell of your faithfulness?
10 Do you work wonders for the dead?
uDo the departed rise up to praise you? Selah
11 Is your steadfast love declared in the grave,
or your faithfulness in Abaddon?
or your righteousness in the land of xforgetfulness?
17 uThe dead do not praise the Lord,
nor do any who go down into vsilence.
18 oFor Sheol does not thank you;
death does not praise you;
those who go down to the pit do not hope
for your faithfulness.