Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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

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 a life is too costly, and [the price one can pay] can never suffice -- "

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

(for the redemption of their soul is of great price, and they shall never pay it)

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 No man can redeem the life of another, nor can he give to God a sufficient payment for him 8 for it would cost too much to redeem his life, and the payments would go on forever 9 that he should go on living and not see corruption.


Cross References

Job 36:18-19

So that no one entices you with riches, don't let a large ransom turn you astray.

Matthew 16:26

because what profit will a person have if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what can a person give in exchange for his life?

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