New International Version
so that they should live on forever and not see 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.
Psalm 49:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the redemption of their soul is precious - It is of too high a price to be redeemed with corruptible things, such as silver or gold, and has required the sacrificial death of Christ.
And it ceaseth for ever - This is very obscure, and may apply to the ransom which riches could produce. That ransom must be for ever unavailable, because of the value of the soul. Or this clause should be added to the following verse, and read thus: "And though he cease to be, (וחדל vechadal), during the hidden time, (לעולם leolam); yet he shall live on through eternity, (ויחי עוד לנצח vichi od lanetsach), and not see corruption." This is probably the dark saying which it was the design of the author to utter in a parable, and leave it to the ingenuity of posterity to find it out. The verb חדל chadal signifies a cessation of being or action, and עולם olam often signifies hidden time, that which is not defined, and the end of which is not ascertained, though it is frequently used to express endless duration. This translation requires no alteration of the original text, and conveys a precise and consistent meaning.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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. "
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him-- those who cannot keep themselves alive.
Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave?
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