When the KJV says the “grave” (7585) it is not talking about the hole in the ground with a tombstone above it. It translates it “Hell” the same number of times. To avoid that confusion the NASB uses “Sheol” every time. This is a transliteration of the Hebrew. The word refers to the underworld. I am not sure if it is the eternal destiny of the damned as much as a holding tank before the final judgement.
However you understand it, we are reminded that physical death is certain and we need to be ready. Kids at school will try to get under my skin by telling me I am old. I agree and tell them I am older today than I was yesterday and so are they. What is different is that I have no fear of getting old and eventually having my body stop.
So? Death is certain unless the Lord returns. But remember,
(1 Corinthians 15:55 KJV) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?It hasn’t been that long since Easter has it?
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