If I were to ascend to heaven, you would be there. If I were to sprawl out in Sheol, there you would be.
Death and Destruction are before the LORD– how much more the hearts of humans!
And no creature is hidden from God, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.
Even if they could dig down into the netherworld, my hand would pull them up from there. Even if they could climb up to heaven, I would drag them down from there.
Destruction and Death say,‘ With our ears we have heard a rumor about where it can be found.’
If I were to say,“ Certainly the darkness will cover me, and the light will turn to night all around me,”
Do you accomplish amazing things for the dead? Do the departed spirits rise up and give you thanks?( Selah)
It is higher than the heavens– what can you do? It is deeper than Sheol– what can you know?
Sheol below is stirred up about you, ready to meet you when you arrive. It rouses the spirits of the dead for you, all the former leaders of the earth; it makes all the former kings of the nations rise from their thrones.
( Who has confronted me that I should repay? Everything under heaven belongs to me!)