Psalm 88:11
New International Version
Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction?

New Living Translation
Can those in the grave declare your unfailing love? Can they proclaim your faithfulness in the place of destruction?

English Standard Version
Is your steadfast love declared in the grave, or your faithfulness in Abaddon?

Berean Study Bible
Can Your loving devotion be proclaimed in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?

King James Bible
Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

New King James Version
Shall Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or Your faithfulness in the place of destruction?

New American Standard Bible
Will Your graciousness be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?

NASB 1995
Will Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?

NASB 1977
Will Thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave, Thy faithfulness in Abaddon?

Amplified Bible
Will Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave Or Your faithfulness in Abaddon (the underworld)?

Christian Standard Bible
Will your faithful love be declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Abaddon?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Will Your faithful love be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?

American Standard Version
Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or thy faithfulness in Destruction?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they will tell your kindness which is in the tombs and your faithfulness in destruction!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Shall any one declare thy mercy in the tomb? and thy truth in destruction?

Contemporary English Version
Are your love and loyalty announced in the world of the dead?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall any one in the sepulchre declare thy mercy: and thy truth in destruction?

English Revised Version
Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in Destruction?

Good News Translation
Is your constant love spoken of in the grave or your faithfulness in the place of destruction?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Will anyone tell about your mercy in Sheol or about your faithfulness in Abaddon?

International Standard Version
Can your gracious love be declared in the grave or your faithfulness in Abaddon?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall Thy mercy be declared in the grave? Or Thy faithfulness in destruction?

Literal Standard Version
Is Your kindness recounted in the grave? Your faithfulness in destruction?

NET Bible
Is your loyal love proclaimed in the grave, or your faithfulness in the place of the dead?

New Heart English Bible
Is your loving kindness declared in the grave? Or your faithfulness in Destruction?

World English Bible
Is your loving kindness declared in the grave? Or your faithfulness in Destruction?

Young's Literal Translation
Is Thy kindness recounted in the grave? Thy faithfulness in destruction?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Day and Night I Cry Out Before You
10Do You work wonders for the dead? Do departed spirits rise up to praise You? Selah 11Can Your loving devotion be proclaimed in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon? 12Will Your wonders be known in the darkness, or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion?…

Cross References
Revelation 9:11
They were ruled by a king, the angel of the Abyss. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek it is Apollyon.

Psalm 88:10
Do You work wonders for the dead? Do departed spirits rise up to praise You? Selah

Psalm 88:12
Will Your wonders be known in the darkness, or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion?

Psalm 89:1
I will sing of the loving devotion of the LORD forever; with my mouth I will proclaim Your faithfulness to all generations.

Isaiah 38:18
For Sheol cannot thank You; Death cannot praise You. Those who descend to the Pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.


Treasury of Scripture

Shall your loving kindness be declared in the grave? or your faithfulness in destruction?

in destruction

Psalm 55:23
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

Psalm 73:18
Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.

Job 21:30
That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.









(11, 12) In these verses appear three prominent features of the Hebrew conception of the underworld. It is a place of "destruction" (comp. Job 26:6; Job 28:22), of "darkness" (comp. Psalm 88:6), and of "forgetfulness," which may imply not only that the dead are forgotten, both of God and men (comp. Psalm 31:12 with Psalm 88:5), but that they themselves have, to borrow the heathen figure, drunk of the water of Lethe. (Comp. Psalm 6:5; Psalm 30:9, and for both ideas combined Ecclesiastes 9:5-10.) . . . Verse 11. - Shall thy loving kindness be declared in the grave? Wilt thou wait till I am in my grave before thou showest any mercy upon me? or, Will not that be too late? Can thy faithfulness to thy promises be shown in destruction? literally, in Abaddon; i.e. "perdition" - a name of Sheol (cf. Job 26:6; Job 28:22).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Can Your loving devotion
חַסְדֶּ֑ךָ (ḥas·de·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

be proclaimed
הַיְסֻפַּ֣ר (hay·sup·par)
Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5608: To count, recount, relate

in the grave,
בַּקֶּ֣בֶר (baq·qe·ḇer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6913: A grave, sepulcher

Your faithfulness
אֱ֝מֽוּנָתְךָ֗ (’ĕ·mū·nā·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 530: Firmness, steadfastness, fidelity

in Abaddon?
בָּאֲבַדּֽוֹן׃ (bā·’ă·ḇad·dō·wn)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 11: Abaddon -- (place of) destruction or ruin, Abaddon


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