For there is no remembrance of You in death; who can thank You in Sheol?
"What gain is there in my death, in my descending to the Pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it proclaim Your truth?
Do You work wonders for the dead? Do departed spirits rise up to praise You? Selah
Will Your faithful love be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?
Will Your wonders be known in the darkness, or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion?
For Sheol cannot thank You; Death cannot praise You. Those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.
The living, only the living can thank You, as I do today; a father will make Your faithfulness known to children
LORD, do not let me be disgraced when I call on You. Let the wicked be disgraced; let them be silent in Sheol.
He guards the steps of His faithful ones, but the wicked are silenced in darkness, for a man does not prevail by [his own] strength.