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Psalms 88:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Shall any wonder of thine, be known in the dark? Or, thy righteousness, in the land of forgetfulness?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Are Thy wonders known in the darkness? And Thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Shall thy wonders be known in the dark; and thy justice in the land of forgetfulness?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Shall thy wonders be knowen in the darke? and thy righteousnesse in the land of forgetfulnesse?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Shall thy wonders be known in darkness? and thy righteousness in a forgotten land?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Shall thy wonders 6382
{6382} Prime
פֶּלֶא
pele'
{peh'-leh}
From H6381; a miracle.
be known 3045
{3045} Prime
ידע
yada`
{yaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
in the dark? 2822
{2822} Prime
חֹשֶׁךְ
choshek
{kho-shek'}
From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.
and thy righteousness 6666
{6666} Prime
צְדָקָה
ts@daqah
{tsed-aw-kaw'}
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).
in the land 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
of forgetfulness? 5388
{5388} Prime
נְשִׁיָּה
n@shiyah
{nesh-ee-yaw'}
From H5382; oblivion.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 88:11-12.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 88:10-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 88:12

Forgetfulness — In the grave, where men are forgotten by their nearest relations.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 88:12

Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land (k) of forgetfulness?

(k) That is, in the grave, where only the body lies without all sense and remembrance.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
dark:

Psalms 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; ... A land of darkness, as darkness [itself; and] of the shadow of death, without any order, and [where] the light [is] as darkness.
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.
Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

in the land:

Psalms 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.
Psalms 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.
Ecclesiastes 8:10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this [is] also vanity.
Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
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Jb 10:21. Ps 31:12; 88:5; 143:3. Ec 2:16; 8:10; 9:5. Is 8:22. Mt 8:12. Jde 1:13.

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