Psalm 30:9
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New International Version
"What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?

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

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

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

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

Psalm 30:9 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

What profit is there in my blood - My being cut off will not magnify thy mercy. Let not the sword, therefore, come against me. If spared and pardoned, I will declare thy truth; I will tell to all men what a merciful and gracious Lord I have found. Hear, therefore, O Lord; Psalm 30:10.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

What

Psalm 6:5 For in death there is no remembrance of you: in the grave who shall give you thanks?

Psalm 88:10-12 Will you show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise you? Selah...

Psalm 115:17,18 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence...

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...

Isaiah 38:18 For the grave cannot praise you, death can not celebrate you: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for your truth.

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The Two Guests
His anger endureth but a moment; in His favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.'--PSALM xxx. 5. A word or two of exposition is necessary in order to bring out the force of this verse. There is an obvious antithesis in the first part of it, between 'His anger' and 'His favour.' Probably there is a similar antithesis between a 'moment' and 'life.' For, although the word rendered 'life' does not unusually mean a lifetime it may have that signification, and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Appendix iv. An Abstract of Jewish History from the Reign of Alexander the Great to the Accession of Herod
The political connection of the Grecian world, and, with it, the conflict with Hellenism, may be said to have connected with the victorious progress of Alexander the Great through the then known world (333 b.c.). [6326] It was not only that his destruction of the Persian empire put an end to the easy and peaceful allegiance which Judæa had owned to it for about two centuries, but that the establishment of such a vast Hellenic empire. as was the aim of Alexander, introduced a new element into
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Of Bearing the Cross --One Branch of Self-Denial.
The four divisions of this chapter are,--I. The nature of the cross, its necessity and dignity, sec. 1, 2. II. The manifold advantages of the cross described, sec. 3-6. III. The form of the cross the most excellent of all, and yet it by no means removes all sense of pain, sec. 7, 8. IV. A description of warfare under the cross, and of true patience, (not that of philosophers,) after the example of Christ, sec. 9-11. 1. THE pious mind must ascend still higher, namely, whither Christ calls his disciples
Archpriest John Iliytch Sergieff—On the Christian Life

How Shall the Soul Make Use of Christ, as the Life, which is under the Prevailing Power of Unbelief and Infidelity.
That we may help to give some clearing to a poor soul in this case, we shall, 1. See what are the several steps and degrees of this distemper. 2. Consider what the causes hereof are. 3. Shew how Christ is life to a soul in such a case; and, 4. Give some directions how a soul in that case should make use of Christ as the Life, to the end it may be delivered therefrom. And, first, There are many several steps to, and degrees of this distemper. We shall mention a few; as, 1. When they cannot come
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Cross References
Psalm 6:5
Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave?

Psalm 28:1
Of David. To you, LORD, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit.

Psalm 30:8
To you, LORD, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:

Psalm 88:10
Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?

Isaiah 38:18
For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot sing your praise; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.

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