Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 how short my time is: why have you made all men in vain? 48 What man is he that lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah. 49 Lord, where are your former lovingkindnesses, which you swore unto David in your truth?


Cross References

Psalm 49:15

But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Job 30:23

For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

Psalm 22:29

All the prosperous of earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.

Psalm 49:7-9

None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

Ecclesiastes 3:19-20

For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; the same thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man has no advantage over a beast: for all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 8:8

There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither has he power in the day of death: and there is no release from that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

Ecclesiastes 9:5

For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

John 8:51

Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keeps my saying, he shall never see death.

Acts 2:27

Because you will not leave my soul in hades, neither will you allow your Holy One to see corruption.

2 Corinthians 4:14

Knowing that he who raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

Hebrews 9:27

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

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