The LORD kills, and makes alive: he brings down to the grave, and brings up.
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George Leo Haydock
Hell, (infernos,) "the lower regions. "God calls us out of this world, or restores the dead to life, as he thinks proper. (Haydock)
He easily makes the greatest prosperity succeed extreme distress, which is often denoted by death, hell So Seneca says, Mortis habet vices
Lentis cum trahitur vita gemitibus. The prodigal son is said to have come to life again, when his father received him, contrary to his expectations, Luke xv. 24., and Psalm xxix. 4. (Calmet)
Certainly his making alive is to take place after he has killed. As, therefore, it is by death that he kills, it is by the resurrection that he will make alive. Now it is the flesh which is killed by death; the flesh, therefore, will be revived by the resurrection. Surely if killing means taking away life from the flesh, and its opposite, reviving, amounts to restoring life to the flesh, it must needs be that the flesh rise again, to which the life, which has been taken away by killing, has to be restored by vivification. - "On the Resurrection of the Flesh 28"