New International Version
No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them--
King James Bible
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
Darby Bible Translation
None can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him,
World English Bible
none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give God a ransom for him.
Young's Literal Translation
A brother doth no one at all ransom, He doth not give to God his atonement.
Psalm 49:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Sone of them can by any means redeem his brother - Wealth cannot save from death; brother, however rich, cannot save his brother; nor will God accept riches as a ransom for the life or soul of any transgressor. To procure health of body, peace of mind, redemption from death, and eternal glory, riches are sought for and applied in vain.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryTwo Shepherds and Two Flocks
'Like sheep they are laid in the grave; Death shall feed on them.' --PSALM xlix. 14. 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the Throne shall feed them.' --REV. vii. 17. These two verses have a much closer parallelism in expression than appears in our Authorised Version. If you turn to the Revised Version you will find that it rightly renders the former of my texts, 'Death shall be their shepherd,' and the latter, 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall be their Shepherd.' The Old Testament …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Care of the Soul Urged as the one Thing Needful
Some Helps to Mourning
"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.'
"'No,' they replied, 'there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.'
and he is gracious to that person and says to God, 'Spare them from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom for them--
Be careful that no one entices you by riches; do not let a large bribe turn you aside.
Would your wealth or even all your mighty efforts sustain you so you would not be in distress?
Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.
As no one has power over the wind to contain it, so no one has power over the time of their death. As no one is discharged in time of war, so wickedness will not release those who practice it.
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