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“For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?”

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Psalm 6:5 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּ֤י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
in death בַּמָּ֣וֶת Death (natural or violent); concretely, the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively, pestilence, ruin death
there is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
no אֵ֣ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle no
remembrance זִכְרֶ֑ךָ A memento, abstractly recollection (rarely if ever); by implication, commemoration remembrance
of thee: in the grave בִּ֝שְׁא֗וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates grave
who מִ֣י Who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix who
shall give thee thanks? יֽוֹדֶה Physically, to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively, to bemoan (by wringing the hands) give thanks

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  • 3  My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?

  • 4  Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

  • 5  For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

  • 6  I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

  • 7  Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

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