New American Standard Bible
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me. Selah.
King James Bible
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol: for he will receive me. Selah.
World English Bible
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
Only, God doth ransom my soul from the hand of Sheol, For He doth receive me. Selah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave - literally, "from the hand of Sheol;" that is, from the dominion of death. The hand is an emblem of power, and it here means that death or Sheol holds the dominion over all those who are in the grave. The control is absolute and unlimited. The grave or Sheol is here personified as if reigning there, or setting up an empire there. Compare the notes at Isaiah 14:9. On the word "redeem," see the references in the notes at Psalm 49:7.
For he shall receive me - literally, "he shall take me." That is, either, He will take me from the grave; or, He will take me "to" himself. The general idea is, that God would take hold of him, and save him from the dominion of the grave; from that power which death exercises over the dead. This would either mean that he would be preserved from going down to the grave and returning to corruption there; or, that he would hereafter be rescued from the power of the grave in a sense which would not apply in respect to the rich man. The former evidently cannot be the idea, since the psalmist could not hope to escape death; yet there might be a hope that the dominion of death would not be permanent and enduring, or that there would be a future life, a resurrection from the grave. It seems to me, therefore, that this passage, like the expression in Psalm 49:14, "in the morning," and the passages referred to in the notes at that verse, is founded on the belief that death is not the end of a good man, but that he will rise again, and live in a higher and better state. It was this consideration which gave such comfort to the psalmist in contemplating the whole subject; and the idea, thus illustrated, is substantially the same as that stated by the Saviour in Matthew 10:28, "Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul."
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"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest."--Eccles. ix. 10. Solomon's advice that we should do whatever our hand findeth to do with our might, naturally directs our thoughts to that great work in which all others are included, which will outlive all other works, and for which alone we really are placed here below--the salvation of our souls. And the consideration of this great work, …
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Question Lxxxi of the virtue of Religion
Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.
God is to us a God of deliverances; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.
Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it; Ransom me because of my enemies!
With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory.
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