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.
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CommentaryClarke'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
'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
Second Sunday in Lent
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Messiah.
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.
so that they should live on forever and not see decay.
But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.
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