Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

What man can live and never see death? Who can save himself from the power of Sheol? Selah

International Standard Version

What valiant man can live and not see death? Who can deliver himself from the power of Sheol. Interlude

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

What man is he that shall live and not see death, That shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah

Amplified

What man can live and shall not see death, or can deliver himself from the [powerful] hand of Sheol (the place of the dead)? Selah [pause, and calmly consider that]!

Bible in Basic English

What man now living will not see death? will he be able to keep back his soul from the underworld? (Selah.)

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

What man is he that lives and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of Sheol? Selah.

Julia Smith Translation

What man shall live and not see death? Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of hades? Silence.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

What man can live [on] and not see death? Can he deliver his life from the {power} of Sheol? Selah

Modern King James verseion

What man lives and never sees death? Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? May a man deliver his own soul from the hand of hell? Selah.

NET Bible

No man can live on without experiencing death, or deliver his life from the power of Sheol. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Who is the man that shall live, and not see death? That can deliver his soul from the hand of hades. Selah.

Webster

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Perplexity About God's Promises

47 Remember what my span of life is; For what vanity You have created all the sons of men! 48 What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah. 49 Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord, Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?


Cross References

Psalm 49:15

But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me. Selah.

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.

Job 30:23

"For I know that You will bring me to death And to the house of meeting for all living.

Psalm 22:29

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

Psalm 49:7-9

No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him--

Ecclesiastes 3:19-20

For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 8:8

No man has authority to restrain the wind with the wind, or authority over the day of death; and there is no discharge in the time of war, and evil will not deliver those who practice it.

Ecclesiastes 9:5

For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

John 8:51

"Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death."

Acts 2:27

BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT ABANDON MY SOUL TO HADES, NOR ALLOW YOUR HOLY ONE TO UNDERGO DECAY.

2 Corinthians 4:14

knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you.

Hebrews 9:27

And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,

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