Parallel Verses

NET Bible

No man can live on without experiencing death, or deliver his life from the power of Sheol. (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 not see death?
Can he rescue his soul from the [powerful] hand of Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead)? Selah.

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.

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.

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 Take note of my brief lifespan! Why do you make all people so mortal? 48 No man can live on without experiencing death, or deliver his life from the power of Sheol. (Selah) 49 Where are your earlier faithful deeds, O Lord, the ones performed in accordance with your reliable oath to David?


Cross References

Psalm 49:15

But God will rescue my life from the power of Sheol; certainly he will pull me to safety. (Selah)

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he did not see death, and he was not to be found because God took him up. For before his removal he had been commended as having pleased God.

Job 30:23

I know that you are bringing me to death, to the meeting place for all the living.

Psalm 22:29

All of the thriving people of the earth will join the celebration and worship; all those who are descending into the grave will bow before him, including those who cannot preserve their lives.

Psalm 49:7-9

Certainly a man cannot rescue his brother; he cannot pay God an adequate ransom price

Ecclesiastes 3:19-20

For the fate of humans and the fate of animals are the same: As one dies, so dies the other; both have the same breath. There is no advantage for humans over animals, for both are fleeting.

Ecclesiastes 8:8

Just as no one has power over the wind to restrain it, so no one has power over the day of his death. Just as no one can be discharged during the battle, so wickedness cannot rescue the wicked.

Ecclesiastes 9:5

For the living know that they will die, but the dead do not know anything; they have no further reward -- and even the memory of them disappears.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the life's breath returns to God who gave it.

John 8:51

I tell you the solemn truth, if anyone obeys my teaching, he will never see death."

Acts 2:27

because you will not leave my soul in Hades, nor permit your Holy One to experience decay.

2 Corinthians 4:14

We do so because we know that the one who raised up Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus and will bring us with you into his presence.

Hebrews 9:27

And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment,

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