Psalm 9:17
New International Version
The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.

New Living Translation
The wicked will go down to the grave. This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God.

English Standard Version
The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.

Berean Study Bible
The wicked will return to Sheol—all the nations who forget God.

New American Standard Bible
The wicked will return to Sheol, Even all the nations who forget God.

King James Bible
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Christian Standard Bible
The wicked will return to Sheol--all the nations that forget God.

Contemporary English Version
The wicked will go down to the world of the dead to be with those nations that forgot about you.

Good News Translation
Death is the destiny of all the wicked, of all those who reject God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wicked will return to Sheol-- all the nations that forget God.

International Standard Version
The wicked will turn back to where the dead are — all the nations that have forgotten God.

NET Bible
The wicked are turned back and sent to Sheol; this is the destiny of all the nations that ignore God,

New Heart English Bible
The wicked shall be turned back to Sheol, even all the nations that forget God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The wicked shall turn back to Sheol, and all the peoples that forget God

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wicked people, all the nations who forget God, will return to the grave.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The wicked shall return to the nether-world, Even all the nations that forget God.

New American Standard 1977
The wicked will return to Sheol, Even all the nations who forget God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The wicked shall be put into Sheol, all the Gentiles that forget God.

King James 2000 Bible
The wicked shall be turned into sheol, and all the nations that forget God.

American King James Version
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

American Standard Version
The wicked shall be turned back unto Sheol, Even all the nations that forget God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let sinners be driven away into Hades, even all the nations that forget God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wicked shall be turned into hell, all the nations that forget God.

Darby Bible Translation
The wicked shall be turned into Sheol, all the nations that forget God.

English Revised Version
The wicked shall return to Sheol, even all the nations that forget God.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

World English Bible
The wicked shall be turned back to Sheol, even all the nations that forget God.

Young's Literal Translation
The wicked do turn back to Sheol, All nations forgetting God.
Study Bible
I Will Give Thanks to the LORD
16The LORD is known by the justice He brings; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. Higgaion Selah 17The wicked will return to Sheol— all the nations who forget God. 18For the needy will not always be forgotten; nor the hope of the oppressed forever dashed.…
Cross References
Job 8:13
Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so the hope of the godless will perish.

Psalm 49:14
Like sheep they are destined for Sheol. Death will be their shepherd. The upright will rule them in the morning, and their form will decay in Sheol, far from their lofty abode.

Psalm 50:22
Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:

Jeremiah 13:25
This is your lot, the portion I have measured to you," declares the LORD, "because you have forgotten Me and trusted in falsehood.

Ezekiel 31:17
They too descended with it to Sheol, to those slain by the sword. As its allies they had lived in its shade among the nations.

Treasury of Scripture

The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

The wicked

Proverbs 14:32
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

Isaiah 3:11
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Isaiah 5:14
Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

forget

Psalm 44:17,20
All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant…

Psalm 50:22
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Psalm 106:13
They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:







Lexicon
The wicked
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

will return
יָשׁ֣וּבוּ (yā·šū·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to Sheol—
לִשְׁא֑וֹלָה (liš·’ō·w·lāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7585: Underworld (place to which people descend at death)

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the nations
גּ֝וֹיִ֗ם (gō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

who forget
שְׁכֵחֵ֥י (šə·ḵê·ḥê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7913: Forgetting, forgetful

God.
אֱלֹהִֽים׃ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(17) The wicked.--This is a most unfortunate rendering. The true translation is, the wicked shall return, as in LXX. and Vulg. (not "be turned") to the grave, i.e., to dust, according to the doom in Genesis 3:19, or to the unseen world, as in Job 30:23; Psalm 90:1-3; or the verbs may be imperative, as in LXX. and Vulg., let them return. The verse is closely connected with the previous one. The wicked are bringing about their own destruction, and so witnessing to the righteous judgment of Jehovah. There is an intensity about the original word, lisheolah, with its double sign of direction, "right down to the world of death." And all.--Better, the heathen all, forgetters of God.

Verse 17. - The wicked shall be tamed into hell; literally, shall be turned backwards to Sheol, or Hades; i.e. shall be removed from earth to the place of departed spirits. There is no direct threat of retribution or punishment, beyond the peens damni, or loss of all that is pleasing and delightful in this life. And all the nations that forget God; rather, even all the people (Kay). "The wicked" and "the people that forget God" are identical. 9:11-20 Those who believe that God is greatly to be praised, not only desire to praise him better themselves, but desire that others may join with them. There is a day coming, when it will appear that he has not forgotten the cry of the humble; neither the cry of their blood, or the cry of their prayers. We are never brought so low, so near to death, but God can raise us up. If he has saved us from spiritual and eternal death, we may thence hope, that in all our distresses he will be a very present help to us. The overruling providence of God frequently so orders it, that persecutors and oppressors are brought to ruin by the projects they formed to destroy the people of God. Drunkards kill themselves; prodigals beggar themselves; the contentious bring mischief upon themselves: thus men's sins may be read in their punishment, and it becomes plain to all, that the destruction of sinners is of themselves. All wickedness came originally with the wicked one from hell; and those who continue in sin, must go to that place of torment. The true state, both of nations and of individuals, may be correctly estimated by this one rule, whether in their doings they remember or forget God. David encourages the people of God to wait for his salvation, though it should be long deferred. God will make it appear that he never did forget them: it is not possible he should. Strange that man, dust in his and about him, should yet need some sharp affliction, some severe visitation from God, to bring him to the knowledge of himself, and make him feel who and what he is.
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