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Psalms 88:11

    Psalms 88:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Shall your loving kindness be declared in the grave? or your faithfulness in destruction?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or thy faithfulness in Destruction?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Will the story of your mercy be given in the house of the dead? will news of your faith come to the place of destruction?

    Webster's Revision

    Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or thy faithfulness in Destruction?

    World English Bible

    Is your loving kindness declared in the grave? Or your faithfulness in Destruction?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in Destruction?

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 88:11

    Or thy faithfulness in destruction? - Faithfulness in God refers as well to his fulfilling his threatenings as to his keeping his promises. The wicked are threatened with such punishments as their crimes have deserved; but annihilation is no punishment. God therefore does not intend to annihilate the wicked; their destruction cannot declare the faithfulness of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 88:11

    Shall thy loving-kindness be declared in the grave? - Thy goodness; thy mercy. Shall anyone make it known there? shall it there be celebrated?

    Or thy faithfulness in destruction? - In the place where destruction seems to reign; where human hopes perish; where the body moulders back to dust. Shall anyone there dwell on the fidelity - the truthfulness - of God, in such a way as to honor him? It is implied here that, according to the views then entertained of the state of the dead, those things would not occur. According to what is now made known to us of the unseen world it is true that the mercy of God will not be made known to the dead; that the Gospel will not be preached to them; that no messenger from God will convey to them the offers of salvation. Compare Luke 16:28-31.