Psalms 88:11

11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction[a] ?

Psalms 88:11 in Other Translations

11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?
11 Is your steadfast love declared in the grave, or your faithfulness in Abaddon?
11 Can those in the grave declare your unfailing love? Can they proclaim your faithfulness in the place of destruction?
11 Does your love make any difference in a graveyard? Is your faithful presence noticed in the corridors of hell?
11 Will Your faithful love be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?

Psalms 88:11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 88:11

Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave?
&c.] Where he saw himself now going, and where should he be detained, and not raised out of it, the lovingkindness of God to him, as his Son, and as man and Mediator, and to his people in the gift and mission of him to be their Saviour and Redeemer, how would that be declared and made known? now it is, Christ being raised, and his ministers having a commission from him to preach the Gospel, in which the lovingkindness of God is abundantly manifested:

or thy faithfulness in destruction?
the grave, so called from dead bodies being cast into it, and wasted, consumed, and destroyed in it: the meaning may be, that should he be laid in the grave, and there putrefy and rot, and not be raised again, where would be the faithfulness of God to his purposes, to his covenant and promises, to him his Son, and to his people?

Psalms 88:11 In-Context

9 my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
10 Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ?
12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
13 But I cry to you for help, LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.

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