Psalm 88:12
New International Version
Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?

New Living Translation
Can the darkness speak of your wonderful deeds? Can anyone in the land of forgetfulness talk about your righteousness?

English Standard Version
Are your wonders known in the darkness, or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Berean Study Bible
Will Your wonders be known in the darkness, or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion?

King James Bible
Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

New King James Version
Shall Your wonders be known in the dark? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

New American Standard Bible
Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

NASB 1995
Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

NASB 1977
Will Thy wonders be made known in the darkness? And Thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Amplified Bible
Will Your wonders be known in the darkness? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness [where the dead forget and are forgotten]?

Christian Standard Bible
Will your wonders be known in the darkness or your righteousness in the land of oblivion?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Will Your wonders be known in the darkness or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion?

American Standard Version
Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your wonders will be known in darkness and your righteousness in the land that was forgotten!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Shall thy wonders be known in darkness? and thy righteousness in a forgotten land?

Contemporary English Version
Do they know of your miracles or your saving power in the dark world below where all is forgotten?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall thy wonders be known in the dark; and thy justice in the land of forgetfulness?

English Revised Version
Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Good News Translation
Are your miracles seen in that place of darkness or your goodness in the land of the forgotten?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Will anyone know about your miracles in that dark place or about your righteousness in the place where forgotten people live?

International Standard Version
Can your awesome deeds be known in darkness or your righteousness in the land of oblivion?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall Thy wonders be known in the dark? And Thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Literal Standard Version
Are Your wonders known in the darkness? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

NET Bible
Are your amazing deeds experienced in the dark region, or your deliverance in the land of oblivion?

New Heart English Bible
Are your wonders made known in the dark? Or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

World English Bible
Are your wonders made known in the dark? Or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Young's Literal Translation
Are Thy wonders known in the darkness? And Thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Day and Night I Cry Out Before You
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? 13But to You, O LORD, I cry for help; in the morning my prayer comes before You.…

Cross References
Job 10:21
before I go--never to return--to a land of darkness and gloom,

Psalm 88:6
You have laid me in the lowest Pit, in the darkest of the depths.

Psalm 88:11
Can Your loving devotion be proclaimed in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?

Ecclesiastes 9:5
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward, because the memory of them is forgotten.


Treasury of Scripture

Shall your wonders be known in the dark? and your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

dark

Psalm 143:3
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

Job 10:21,22
Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; …

Isaiah 8:22
And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

in the land

Psalm 88:5
Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.

Psalm 31:12
I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

Ecclesiastes 2:16
For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.









Verse 12. - Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? (compare above, ver. 10). And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? "The land of forgetfulness," or "of oblivion," is another name for Hades, or Sheol - not that there are supposed to be no memories of the past in it (Isaiah 14:16, 17), but that all is faint and shadowy there, consciousness but a half-consciousness, remembrance but a half-remembrance.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Will Your wonders
פִּלְאֶ֑ךָ (pil·’e·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6382: A miracle

be known
הֲיִוָּדַ֣ע (hă·yiw·wā·ḏa‘)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

in the darkness,
בַּחֹ֣שֶׁךְ (ba·ḥō·šeḵ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness

or Your righteousness
וְ֝צִדְקָתְךָ֗ (wə·ṣiḏ·qā·ṯə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

in the land
בְּאֶ֣רֶץ (bə·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

of oblivion?
נְשִׁיָּֽה׃ (nə·šî·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5388: Forgetfulness, oblivion


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