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Psalms 115:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The dead praise not Jehovah, Neither any that go down into silence;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor [do] any who go down into silence;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The dead praise not Jah, neither any that go down into silence;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The dead, cannot praise Yah, nor any that go down into silence;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The dead praise not Jah, Nor any going down to silence.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The dead shall not praise thee, O Lord: nor any of them that go down to hell.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The dead praise not the Lord: neither any that go downe into silence.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The dead shall not praise thee, O Lord, nor any that go down to the grave{gr.Hades}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The dead praise not Yah, neither any that go down into silence.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The dead 4191
{4191} Prime
מָמוֹת
muwth
{mooth}
A primitive root; to die (literally or figuratively); causatively to kill.
z8801
<8801> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 309
praise 1984
{1984} Prime
הָלַל
halal
{haw-lal'}
A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
Yäh יָה, 3050
{3050} Prime
יָהּ
Yahh
{yaw}
Contracted for H3068, and meaning the same; Jah, the sacred name.
neither x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
any x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
that go down 3381
{3381} Prime
יָרַד
yarad
{yaw-rad'}
A primitive root; to descend (literally to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively to fall); causatively to bring down (in all the above applications).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
into silence. 1745
{1745} Prime
דּוּמָה
duwmah
{doo-maw'}
From an unused root meaning to be dumb (compare H1820); silence; figuratively death.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 115:15-17.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 115:9-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 115:17

Silence — Into the place of silence, the grave.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 115:17

The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that (l) go down into silence.

(l) Though the dead set forth God's glory, yet he means here, that they praise him not in his Church and congregation.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
dead:

Psalms 6:5 For in death [there is] no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
Psalms 30:9 What profit [is there] in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
Psalms 88:10-12 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise [and] praise thee? Selah. ... Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
Isaiah 38:18-19 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can [not] celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. ... The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I [do] this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

go down:

Psalms 31:17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, [and] let them be silent in the grave.
1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
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