Psalm 30:9; Psalm 88:10–12; Psalm 115:17; Isaiah 38:18

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?

12  Are your vwonders known in wthe darkness,

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.