New International Version
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
King James Bible
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
Darby Bible Translation
If I ascend up into the heavens thou art there; or if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou [art there];
World English Bible
If I ascend up into heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, you are there!
Young's Literal Translation
If I ascend the heavens -- there Thou art, And spread out a couch in Sheol, lo, Thee!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If I ascend - Thou art in heaven, in thy glory; in hell, in thy vindictive justice; and in all parts or earth, water, space, place, or vacuity, by thy omnipresence. Wherever I am, there art thou; and where I cannot be, thou art there. Thou fillest the heavens and the earth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryAugust 31. "Lead Me in the Way Everlasting" (Ps. cxxxix. 24).
"Lead me in the way everlasting" (Ps. cxxxix. 24). There is often apparently but little difference in two distinct lives between constant victory and frequent victory. But that one little difference constitutes a world of success or failure. The one is the Divine, the other is the human; the one is the everlasting way, the other the transient and the imperfect. God wants to lead us to the way everlasting, and to establish us and make us immovable as He. We little know the seriousness of the slightest …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Kingdom Divided
The Suffering of Love.
The Hardening Operation of Love.
The realm of the dead is naked before God; Destruction lies uncovered.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD-- how much more do human hearts!
Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.
A bed is made for her among the slain, with all her hordes around her grave. All of them are uncircumcised, killed by the sword. Because their terror had spread in the land of the living, they bear their shame with those who go down to the pit; they are laid among the slain.
Though they dig down to the depths below, from there my hand will take them. Though they climb up to the heavens above, from there I will bring them down.
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