Parallel Verses

Amplified


So that he should live on eternally,
That he should never see the pit (grave) and undergo decay.

New American Standard Bible

That he should live on eternally,
That he should not undergo decay.

King James Version

That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

Holman Bible

so that he may live forever
and not see the Pit.

International Standard Version

that he should go on living and not see corruption.

A Conservative Version

that he should still live always, that he should not see corruption.

American Standard Version

That he should still live alway, That he should not see corruption.

Bible in Basic English

So that he might have eternal life, and never see the underworld.

Darby Translation

That he should still live perpetually, and not see corruption.

Julia Smith Translation

And he shall yet live forever, he shall not see destruction.

King James 2000

That he should still live forever, and not see corruption.

Lexham Expanded Bible

so that he may stay alive forever [and] not see the pit.

Modern King James verseion

yea, he shall yet live forever; he shall never see corruption.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yea, though he live long, and see not the grave.

NET Bible

so that he might continue to live forever and not experience death.

New Heart English Bible

That he should live on forever, that he should not see corruption.

The Emphasized Bible

That he should, yet, live on, continually, Should not see corruption.

Webster

That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

World English Bible

That he should live on forever, that he should not see corruption.

Youngs Literal Translation

And still he liveth for ever, He seeth not the pit.

Verse Info

Context Readings

Misplaced Trust In Wealth

8
For the ransom of his soul is too costly,
And he should cease trying forever—
9 
So that he should live on eternally,
That he should never see the pit (grave) and undergo decay.
10
For he sees that even wise men die;
The fool and the stupid alike perish
And leave their wealth to others.


Cross References

Psalm 89:48


What man can live and not see death?
Can he rescue his soul from the [powerful] hand of Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead)? Selah.

Psalm 16:10


For You will not abandon me to Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead),
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.

Psalm 22:29


All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship;
All those who go down to the dust (the dead) will bow before Him,
Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.

Proverbs 10:2


Treasures of wickedness and ill-gotten gains do not profit,
But righteousness and moral integrity in daily life rescues from death.

Proverbs 11:4


Riches will not provide security in the day of wrath and judgment,
But righteousness rescues from death.

Ecclesiastes 8:8


There is no man who has power and authority over the wind to restrain the wind,
Nor does he have authority over the day of death;
There is no discharge [from service] during time of war,
And evil will not rescue those who [actively seek to] practice it.

Zechariah 1:5

“Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever?

Luke 16:22-23

Now it happened that the poor man died and his spirit was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom (paradise); and the rich man also died and was buried.

John 8:51-52

I assure you and most solemnly say to you, if anyone keeps My word [by living in accordance with My message] he will indeed never, ever see and experience death.”

Acts 2:27


For You will not forsake me and abandon my soul to Hades (the realm of the dead),
Nor let Your Holy One undergo decay [after death].

Acts 2:31

he foresaw and spoke [prophetically] of the resurrection of the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed), that He was not abandoned [in death] to Hades (the realm of the dead), nor did His body undergo decay.

Acts 13:33

that God has completely fulfilled this promise to our children by raising up Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm, ‘You are My Son; today I have begotten (fathered) You.’

Acts 13:35-37

For this reason He also says in another Psalm, ‘You will not allow Your Holy One to see decay.’

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