Psalm 49:8 {48:9}
Good News Translation
because the payment for a human life is too great. What we could pay would never be enough

Contemporary English Version
It costs far too much to buy back your life. You can never pay God enough

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: and shall labour for ever,

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Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: and shall labour for ever,

Job 36:18,19 Therefore let not anger overcome thee to oppress any man: neither let multitude of gifts turn thee aside. . . .

Context
The Evanescence of Wealth
7No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem: he shall not give to God his ransom, 8Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: and shall labour for ever,9And shall still live unto the end.…
Cross References
Matthew 16:26
For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul?

Psalm 49:9
And shall still live unto the end.

Additional Translations
For the redemption of his soul is costly, and never can payment suffice,(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases for ever:)

(For the redemption of their life is costly, And it faileth for ever;)

or the price of the redemption of his soul, though he labour for ever,

(For the redemption of their soul is costly, and must be given up for ever,)

(For the redemption of their soul is costly, and must be let alone for ever:)

(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

For the redemption of their life is costly, no payment is ever enough,

And precious is the redemption of their soul, And it hath ceased -- to the age.
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