1 Samuel 2:6

“The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Lord killeth and maketh aliue, he bringeth downe to the graue, and bringeth vp.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah killeth, and maketh alive: He bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord is the giver of death and life: sending men down to the underworld and lifting them up.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah killeth, and maketh alive; he bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up.
- Darby Bible

The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh kills, and makes alive. He brings down to Sheol, and brings up.
- World English Bible

Jehovah putteth to death, and keepeth alive, He bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD killeth, and maketh alive; He bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 2:6


2:6 Killeth - The same person whom he first killeth, or bringeth nigh unto death, he afterwards raiseth to life. Me, who was almost consumed with grief, he hath revived. The name of death both in sacred scripture, and profane writers, is often given to great Calamities.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 2:6

  • Rev. Tim George for verse 6
    Hannah received victory with answered prayer to Jehovah God, and learned the key to victory over the grave. For Jehovah God kills, and then makes alive. He gave her victory over a womb that was dead, and then He made it alive. Prayer will see us through death, and to eternal life that comes by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We should say as Paul said, for me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Death has lost its victory over us, because Jesus defeated death at the cross, when He rose again the third day. The sting of death is sin, but thanks be unto to God who gives us the victory through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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