1 Samuel 2:6
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.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD brings death and gives life; some He brings down to Sheol, and others He 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
You take away life, and you give life. You send people down to the world of the dead and bring them back again.

Good News Translation
The LORD kills and restores to life; he sends people to the world of the dead and brings them back again.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord kills and makes alive; he brings down to the grave, and brings 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
5The well-fed hire themselves out for food, but the starving hunger no more. The barren woman gives birth to seven, but she who has many sons pines away. 6The LORD brings death and gives life; some He brings down to Sheol, and others He raises up. 7The LORD sends poverty and wealth; He humbles and He 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 am He; there is no God besides Me. I bring death and I give life; I wound and I 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 asked, "Am I God, killing and giving life, that this man expects me to cure a leper? Surely you can see that he is seeking a quarrel with me!"

Job 5:18
For He wounds, but also binds; He strikes, but His hands also heal.

Ecclesiastes 3:3
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build,

Isaiah 26:19
Your dead will live; their bodies will rise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust! For your dew is like the dew of the morning, and the earth will bring forth her dead.

Ezekiel 37:3
Then He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" "O Lord GOD," I replied, "only You know."

Ezekiel 37:12
Therefore prophesy and tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'O My people, I will open your graves and bring you up from them, and I will bring you back to 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, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

2 Kings 5:7
And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.

Job 5:18
For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

he bringeth

1 Samuel 20:3
And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.

Psalm 116:3
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Isaiah 26:19
Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.







Lexicon
The LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

brings death
מֵמִ֣ית (mê·mîṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

and gives life;
וּמְחַיֶּ֑ה (ū·mə·ḥay·yeh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive

some He brings
מוֹרִ֥יד (mō·w·rîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

down to Sheol,
שְׁא֖וֹל (šə·’ō·wl)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7585: Underworld (place to which people descend at death)

and others He raises up.
וַיָּֽעַל׃ (way·yā·‘al)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively
(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.

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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