New American Standard Bible
That he should live on eternally, That he should not undergo decay.
King James Bible
That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
Darby Bible Translation
That he should still live perpetually, and not see corruption.
World English Bible
That he should live on forever, that he should not see corruption.
Young's Literal Translation
And still he liveth for ever, He seeth not the pit.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
That he should still live for ever - That his brother whom he could not redeem - or that he himself - should not die, Psalm 49:8. The idea is, that the price of life is so great that no wealth can rescue it so that a man shall not die.
And not see corruption - Should not return to dust, or moulder away in the grave. See the notes at Psalm 16:10.
LibraryThe Lapse of Time.
"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, …
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII
Sense in Which, and End for which all Things were Delivered to the Incarnate Son.
The Covenant of Works
Question Lxxxi of the virtue of Religion
For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship, All those who go down to the dust will bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.
What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.
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