Psalm 30:9 {29:10}
Good News Translation
"What will you gain from my death? What profit from my going to the grave? Are dead people able to praise you? Can they proclaim your unfailing goodness?

Contemporary English Version
"What good will it do you if I am in the grave? Once I have turned to dust, how can I praise you or tell how loyal you are?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What profit is there in my blood, whilst I go down to corruption? Shall dust confess to thee, or declare thy truth?

New American Bible
“What gain is there from my lifeblood, from my going down to the grave? Does dust give you thanks or declare your faithfulness?

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What profit is there in my blood, whilst I go down to corruption? Shall dust confess to thee, or declare thy truth?

What

Psalm 6:5 For there is no one in death, that is mindful of thee: and who shall confess to thee in hell?

Psalm 88:10-12 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? or shall physicians raise to life, and give praise to thee? . . .

Psalm 115:17,18 The dead shall not praise thee, O Lord: nor any of them that go down to hell. . . .

Psalm 118:17 I shall not die, but live: and shall declare the works of the Lord.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly: for neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither thou art hastening.

Isaiah 38:18 For hell shall not confess to thee, neither shall death praise thee: nor shall they that go down into the pit, look for thy truth.

Context
You Turned My Mourning into Dancing
8To thee, O Lord, will I cry: and I will make supplication to my God. 9What profit is there in my blood, whilst I go down to corruption? Shall dust confess to thee, or declare thy truth?10The Lord hath heard, and hath had mercy on me: the Lord became my helper.…
Cross References
Psalm 6:5
For there is no one in death, that is mindful of thee: and who shall confess to thee in hell?

Psalm 28:1
A psalm for David himself. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord: O my God, be not thou silent to me: lest if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 30:8
To thee, O Lord, will I cry: and I will make supplication to my God.

Psalm 88:10
Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? or shall physicians raise to life, and give praise to thee?

Isaiah 38:18
For hell shall not confess to thee, neither shall death praise thee: nor shall they that go down into the pit, look for thy truth.

Additional Translations
“What gain is in the shedding of my blood, in my descent to the Pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it proclaim Your faithfulness?What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise you? shall it declare your truth?

What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to destruction? Shall the dust give praise to thee? or shall it declare thy truth?

What profit is there in my blood, in my going down to the pit? shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

"What profit is there in my destruction, if I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise you? Shall it declare your truth?

What gain is in my blood? In my going down unto corruption? Doth dust thank Thee? doth it declare Thy truth?
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