If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
Death and Destruction lie open before the Lord— how much more do human hearts!
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Though they dig down to the depths below, from there my hand will take them. Though they climb up to the heavens above, from there I will bring them down.
Destruction and Death say,“ Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.”
If I say,“ Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”
Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
They are higher than the heavens above— what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below— what can you know?
The realm of the dead below is all astir to meet you at your coming; it rouses the spirits of the departed to greet you— all those who were leaders in the world; it makes them rise from their thrones— all those who were kings over the nations.
Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.