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Psalms 118:17

    Psalms 118:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Life and not death will be my part, and I will give out the story of the works of the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    I will not die, but live, and declare Yah's works.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 118:17

    I shall not die - I was nigh unto death; but I am preserved, - preserved to publish the wondrous works of the Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 118:17

    I shall not die, but live - Evidently the psalmist had apprehended that he would die; or, he had felt that he was in imminent danger of dying. In this language he seems, as in Psalm 118:13, to go back again to the scenes referred to in the psalm. He lives them over again. He describes the feelings which he had then. He saw that he was in danger. His enemies were thick round about him, and sought his life. But he had then the assurance that they would not be victorious; that they would not accomplish their object; that he would be protected; that he would live to declare what God had done for him. He does not say how he had this assurance, but there is no impropriety in supposing that he had it, as Hezekiah had in similar circumstances (see Isaiah 38:5-8, Isaiah 38:21), by a direct divine intimation. Things like this are not uncommon now, when, in danger or in sickness, the mind is strongly impressed with the belief that there will be a restoration to health and safety, and when the mind is made calm and peaceful by that belief - the very calmness of the mind under such a belief contributing not a little to that result. Why should we hesitate to believe that such a faith and hope may come from the Lord? Compare Acts 27:22-25.

    And declare the works of the Lord - Declare what he has done.