1 Samuel 2:6
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New International Version
"The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.

New Living Translation
The LORD gives both death and life; he brings some down to the grave but raises others up.

English Standard Version
The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.

New American Standard Bible
"The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.

King James Bible
The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD brings death and gives life; He sends some to Sheol, and He raises others up.

International Standard Version
The LORD kills and gives life, he brings people down to where the dead are and he raises them up.

NET Bible
The LORD both kills and gives life; he brings down to the grave and raises up.

New Heart English Bible
"The LORD kills, and makes alive. He brings down to Sheol, and brings up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The LORD kills, and he gives life. He makes [people] go down to the grave, and he raises them up [again].

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD killeth, and maketh alive; He bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

New American Standard 1977
“The LORD kills and makes alive;
            He brings down to Sheol and raises up.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD kills, and he gives life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD kills, and makes alive: he brings down to the grave, and brings up.

American King James Version
The LORD kills, and makes alive: he brings down to the grave, and brings up.

American Standard Version
Jehovah killeth, and maketh alive: He bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord killeth and maketh alive, he bringeth down to hell and bringeth back again.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah killeth, and maketh alive; he bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up.

English Revised Version
The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

World English Bible
"Yahweh kills, and makes alive. He brings down to Sheol, and brings up.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah putteth to death, and keepeth alive, He bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up.
Study Bible
Hannah's Prayer of Thanksgiving
5"Those who were full hire themselves out for bread, But those who were hungry cease to hunger. Even the barren gives birth to seven, But she who has many children languishes. 6"The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up. 7"The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.…
Cross References
Revelation 1:18
the Living One. I was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of Death and of Hades.

Deuteronomy 32:39
'See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.

2 Kings 5:7
When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, "Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man is sending word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? But consider now, and see how he is seeking a quarrel against me."

Job 5:18
"For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, and His hands also heal.

Ecclesiastes 3:3
A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up.

Isaiah 26:19
Your dead will live; Their corpses will rise. You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, For your dew is as the dew of the dawn, And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.

Ezekiel 37:3
He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I answered, "O Lord GOD, You know."

Ezekiel 37:12
"Therefore prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel.
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD kills, and makes alive: he brings down to the grave, and brings up.

killeth

Deuteronomy 32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, …

2 Kings 5:7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, …

Job 5:18 For he makes sore, and binds up: he wounds, and his hands make whole.

Psalm 68:20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and to GOD the Lord belong …

Hosea 6:1,2 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will …

John 5:25-29 Truly, truly, I say to you, The hour is coming, and now is, when …

John 11:25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes …

Revelation 1:18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever …

he bringeth

1 Samuel 20:3 And David swore moreover, and said, Your father certainly knows that …

Psalm 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold …

Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. …

Jonah 2:2-6 And said, I cried by reason of my affliction to the LORD, and he …

Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly…

2 Corinthians 1:9,10 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not …

(6) The Lord killeth, and maketh alive.--Death too and life come from this same omnipotent Lord: nothing in the affairs of men is the sport of blind chance. The reign of a Divine law administered by the God to whom Hannah prayed is universal, and guides with a strict unerring justice what are commonly called the ups and downs, the changes and chances, of this mortal life. The following lines of the 7th, 8th, and 9th verses enforce by varied instances the same solemn truth.

The Babylonian Talmud on these words has a curious and interesting tradition:--"Three classes appear on the day of judgment: the perfectly righteous, who are at once written and sealed for eternal life; the thoroughly bad, who are at once written and sealed for hell: as it is written (Daniel 12:2), 'And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt;' and those in the intermediate state, who go down into hell, where they cry and howl for a time, whence they ascend again: as it is written (Zechariah 13:9), 'And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them.' It is of them Hannah said (1Samuel 2:6), 'The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to hell, and bringeth up.'"--Treatise Bosh Hashanah, fol. 16, Colossians 2.

The Lord killeth, and maketh alive,.... Which is true of different persons; some he takes away by death, and others he preserves and continues in life; and of the same persons, whom God removes by death, and restores them to life again, of which there are instances both in the Old and New Testament; and be they which they will, both are of God, he is the great Disposer of life and death. Death is of him; it is by his appointment; it is sent by his order; and when it has a commission from him, there is no resisting it; and let it be brought about by what means it will, still it is of God: and life is of him; it is first given by him, and it is preserved by him; and though taken away, it shall be restored at the resurrection of the dead; of which some interpret this clause, as Kimchi and Ben Gersom observe: and what is here said is true, in a spiritual sense; the Lord kills by the law, or shows men that they are dead in sin, and in a legal sense; and he makes alive by his Spirit, through the Gospel, quickening such who were dead in trespasses and sins; which is his own work, and the effect of divine power and grace; See Gill on Deuteronomy 32:39.

he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up; he bringeth some very near to the grave, to the very brink of it; so that in their own apprehensions, and in the opinion of their friends, they are just dropping into it, and no hope of recovery left; when he says to them "Return", and brings them back from the pit, and delivers them from going into it, Job 33:22 and even when they are laid in it, he brings up out of it again, as in the case of Lazarus, and which will be the case in the resurrection, John 5:28. 6. he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up—that is, He reduces to the lowest state of degradation and misery, and restores to prosperity and happiness.2:1-10 Hannah's heart rejoiced, not in Samuel, but in the Lord. She looks beyond the gift, and praises the Giver. She rejoiced in the salvation of the Lord, and in expectation of His coming, who is the whole salvation of his people. The strong are soon weakened, and the weak are soon strengthened, when God pleases. Are we poor? God made us poor, which is a good reason why we should be content, and make up our minds to our condition. Are we rich? God made us rich, which is a good reason why we should be thankful, and serve him cheerfully, and do good with the abundance he gives us. He respects not man's wisdom or fancied excellences, but chooses those whom the world accounts foolish, teaching them to feel their guilt, and to value his free and precious salvation. This prophecy looks to the kingdom of Christ, that kingdom of grace, of which Hannah speaks, after having spoken largely of the kingdom of providence. And here is the first time that we meet with the name MESSIAH, or his Anointed. The subjects of Christ's kingdom will be safe, and the enemies of it will be ruined; for the Anointed, the Lord Christ, is able to save, and to destroy.
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