Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

(Because it takes a great price to keep his soul from death, and man is not able to give it.)

New American Standard Bible

For the redemption of his soul is costly,
And he should cease trying forever—

King James Version

(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

Holman Bible

since the price of redeeming him is too costly,
one should forever stop trying

International Standard Version

for it would cost too much to redeem his life, and the payments would go on forever

A Conservative Version

(for the redemption of their life is costly, and it fails forever),

American Standard Version

(For the redemption of their life is costly, And it faileth for ever;)

Amplified


For the ransom of his soul is too costly,
And he should cease trying forever—

Darby Translation

(For the redemption of their soul is costly, and must be given up for ever,)

Julia Smith Translation

(And the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceased forever:)

King James 2000

(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases forever:)

Lexham Expanded Bible

(since the redemption price for their life is costly and it always fails),

Modern King James verseion

for the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases forever,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

for it costeth more to redeem their souls, so that he must let that alone forever.

NET Bible

(the ransom price for a human life is too high, and people go to their final destiny),

New Heart English Bible

For the redemption of their life is costly, no payment is ever enough,

The Emphasized Bible

So costly, is the redemption of their soul, That it faileth unto times age-abiding;

Webster

(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

World English Bible

For the redemption of their life is costly, no payment is ever enough,

Youngs Literal Translation

And precious is the redemption of their soul, And it hath ceased -- to the age.

References

Morish

Context Readings

Misplaced Trust In Wealth

7 Truly, no man may get back his soul for a price, or give to God the payment for himself; 8 (Because it takes a great price to keep his soul from death, and man is not able to give it.) 9 So that he might have eternal life, and never see the underworld.


Cross References

Matthew 16:26

For what profit has a man, if he gets all the world with the loss of his life? or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

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