Psalm 49:8
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New International Version
the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough--

New Living Translation
Redemption does not come so easily, for no one can ever pay enough

English Standard Version
for the ransom of their life is costly and can never suffice,

New American Standard Bible
For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever--

King James Bible
(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
since the price of redeeming him is too costly, one should forever stop trying--

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The salvation of their souls is precious; it labors for eternity,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The price to be paid for his soul is too costly. He must always give up

JPS Tanakh 1917
For too costly is the redemption of their soul, And must be let alone for ever--

New American Standard 1977
For the redemption of his soul is costly,
            And he should cease trying forever—

Jubilee Bible 2000
(for the redemption of their soul is of great price, and they shall never pay it)

King James 2000 Bible
(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases forever:)

American King James Version
(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases for ever:)

American Standard Version
(For the redemption of their life is costly, And it faileth for ever;)

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: and shall labour for ever,

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

English Revised Version
(For the redemption of their soul is costly, and must be let alone for ever:)

Webster's Bible Translation
(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,

Young's Literal Translation
And precious is the redemption of their soul, And it hath ceased -- to the age.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
49:6-14 Here is a description of the spirit and way of worldly people. A man may have wealth, and may have his heart enlarged in love, thankfulness, and obedience, and may do good with it. Therefore it is not men's having riches that proves them to be worldly, but their setting their hearts upon them as the best things. Worldly men have only some floating thoughts of the things of God, while their fixed thoughts, their inward thoughts, are about the world; that lies nearest the heart. But with all their wealth they cannot save the life of the dearest friend they have. This looks further, to the eternal redemption to be wrought out by the Messiah. The redemption of the soul shall cost very dear; but, being once wrought, it shall never need to be repeated. And he, the Redeemer, shall rise again before he sees corruption, and then shall live for evermore, Re 1:18. This likewise shows the folly of worldly people, who sell their souls for that which will never buy them. With all their wealth they cannot secure themselves from the stroke of death. Yet one generation after another applaud their maxims; and the character of a fool, as drawn by heavenly Wisdom itself, Lu 12:16-21, continues to be followed even among professed Christians. Death will ask the proud sinner, Where is thy wealth, thy pomp? And in the morning of the resurrection, when all that sleep in the dust shall awake, the upright shall be advanced to the highest honour, when the wicked shall be filled with everlasting shame and contempt, Da 12:2. Let us now judge of things as they will appear in that day. The beauty of holiness is that alone which the grave cannot touch, or damage.
Study Bible
God will Redeem my Life from the Grave
7No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him-- 8For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever-- 9That he should live on eternally, That he should not undergo decay.…
Cross References
Matthew 16:26
What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

Psalm 49:9
That he should live on eternally, That he should not undergo decay.
Treasury of Scripture

(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases for ever:)

Job 36:18,19 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take you away with his stroke: …

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