Psalm 118:17
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
I shall not die, but live and declare the works of JAH.

King James 2000 Bible
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of Jah.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
I shall 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,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

118:1-18 The account the psalmist here gives of his troubles is very applicable to Christ: many hated him without a cause; nay, the Lord himself chastened him sorely, bruised him, and put him to grief, that by his stripes we might be healed. God is sometimes the strength of his people, when he is not their song; they have spiritual supports, though they want spiritual delights. Whether the believer traces back his comfort to the everlasting goodness and mercy of God, or whether he looks forward to the blessing secured to him, he will find abundant cause for joy and praise. Every answer to our prayers is an evidence that the Lord is on our side; and then we need not fear what man can do unto us; we should conscientiously do our duty to all, and trust in him alone to accept and bless us. Let us seek to live to declare the works of God, and to encourage others to serve him and trust in him. Such were the triumphs of the Son of David, in the assurance that the good pleasure of the Lord should prosper in his hand.

Pulpit Commentary

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."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I shall not die, but live,.... Not that he should never die, David knew he should; but that his present afflictions would not issue in death; or he should not die by the hands of his enemies, he sometimes feared he should; but now believed he should live, as he did, to a good old age: he knew he should live spiritually and eternally, and not die a second death; and so may all true believers and members of Christ say. Yea, these words may be considered as the words of Christ; who, though he came into the world to die, and did die for the sins of his people; yet he knew he should not die before his time, nor should he continue long under the power of death; but should live again, and live for evermore, and not die; death should have no more dominion over him; see Psalm 16:10;

and declare the works of the Lord; the wonderful appearances of God in a providential way, and all his marvellous works of grace; as David did, and as all the people of God more or less do; and which is the end of their living; not to eat and drink, and gratify their carnal senses, but to glorify God, by declaring what he has done for themselves and others. So the Messiah declared the name of God, his nature, perfections, mind and will, word and works, among his brethren in the great congregation, Psalm 22:22.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17, 18. He would live, because confident his life would be for God's glory.

Psalm 118:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good
16The right hand of the LORD is exalted; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly. 17I will not die, but live, And tell of the works of the LORD. 18The LORD has disciplined me severely, But He has not given me over to death.…
Cross References
Psalm 6:5
Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave?

Psalm 73:28
But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.

Psalm 107:22
Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.

Psalm 116:8
For you, LORD, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,

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

Isaiah 38:19
The living, the living--they praise you, as I am doing today; parents tell their children about your faithfulness.

Habakkuk 1:12
LORD, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, you will never die. You, LORD, have appointed them to execute judgment; you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish.
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 you: in the grave who shall …

Isaiah 38:16-20 O LORD, by these things men live, and in all these things is the …

Habakkuk 1:12 Are you not from everlasting, O LORD my God, my Holy One? we shall …

John 11:4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not to death, but …

Romans 14:7-9 For none of us lives to himself, and no man dies to himself…

declare

Psalm 40:5,10 Many, O LORD my God, are your wonderful works which you have done, …

Psalm 71:17,18 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared …

Psalm 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in …

Psalm 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare …

Psalm 119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of your mouth.

Psalm 145:4 One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare …

Jeremiah 51:10 The LORD has brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare …

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