Psalm 89:48
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New International Version
Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave?

King James Bible
What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

Darby Bible Translation
What man liveth, and shall not see death? Shall he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.

World English Bible
What man is he who shall live and not see death, who shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Who is the man that liveth, and doth not see death? He delivereth his soul from the hand of Sheol. Selah.

Psalm 89:48 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

What man is he that liveth - All men are mortal, and death is uncertain and no man, by wisdom, might, or riches, can deliver his life from the hand - the power, of death and the grave.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

what

Psalm 49:7-9 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him...

Job 30:23 For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

Ecclesiastes 3:19,20 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yes...

Ecclesiastes 8:8 There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither has he power in the day of death...

Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward...

Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:

see death

John 8:51 Truly, truly, I say to you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him...

shall

Psalm 49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

Acts 2:27 Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

2 Corinthians 4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

Library
Continual Sunshine
'Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.'--PSALM lxxxix. 15. The Psalmist has just been setting forth, in sublime language, the glories of the divine character--God's strength, His universal sway, the justice and judgment which are the foundation of His Throne, the mercy and truth which go as heralds before His face. A heathen singing of any of his gods would have gone on to describe the form and features of the god or goddess who
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The People's Christ
We do not believe that Israel or Judah ever had a better ruler than David; and we are bold to affirm that the reign of the man "chosen out of the people" outshines in glory the reigns of high-bred emperors, and princes with the blood of a score of kings running in their veins. Yea, more, we will assert that the humility of his birth and education, so far from making him incompetent to rule, rendered him, in a great degree, more fit for his office, and able to discharge its mighty duties. He could
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

Atonement.
We come now to the consideration of a very important feature of the moral government of God; namely, the atonement. In discussing this subject, I will-- I. Call attention to several well-established principles of government. 1. We have already seen that moral law is not founded in the mere arbitrary will of God or of any other being, but that it has its foundation in the nature and relations of moral agents, that it is that rule of action or of willing which is imposed on them by the law of their
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

Second Sunday in Lent
Text: First Thessalonians 4, 1-7. 1 Finally then, brethren, we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that, as ye received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, even as ye do walk,--that ye abound more and more. 2 For ye know what charge we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication; 4 that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust,
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Cross References
Luke 2:26
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Messiah.

Psalm 22:29
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.

Psalm 49:9
so that they should live on forever and not see decay.

Psalm 49:15
But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.

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