Acts 2:27
New International Version
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay.

New Living Translation
For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your Holy One to rot in the grave.

English Standard Version
For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption.

Berean Study Bible
because You will not abandon my soul to Hades, nor will You let Your Holy One see decay.

Berean Literal Bible
for You will not abandon my soul into Hades, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see decay.

King James Bible
Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

New King James Version
For You will not leave my soul in Hades, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.

New American Standard Bible
FOR YOU WILL NOT ABANDON MY SOUL TO HADES, NOR WILL YOU ALLOW YOUR HOLY ONE TO UNDERGO DECAY.

NASB 1995
BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT ABANDON MY SOUL TO HADES, NOR ALLOW YOUR HOLY ONE TO UNDERGO DECAY.

NASB 1977
BECAUSE THOU WILT NOT ABANDON MY SOUL TO HADES, NOR ALLOW THY HOLY ONE TO UNDERGO DECAY.

Amplified Bible
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].

Christian Standard Bible
because you will not abandon me in Hades or allow your holy one to see decay.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because You will not leave me in Hades or allow Your Holy One to see decay.

American Standard Version
Because thou wilt not leave my soul unto Hades, Neither wilt thou give thy Holy One to see corruption.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Because you did not leave my Soul in Sheol and you did not give your Pure One to see destruction.”

Contemporary English Version
The Lord won't leave me in the grave. I am his holy one, and he won't let my body decay.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, nor suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.

English Revised Version
Because thou wilt not leave my soul in Hades, Neither wilt thou give thy Holy One to see corruption.

Good News Translation
because you will not abandon me in the world of the dead; you will not allow your faithful servant to rot in the grave.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because you do not abandon my soul to the grave or allow your holy one to decay.

International Standard Version
For you will not abandon my soul to Hades or allow your Holy One to experience decay.

Literal Standard Version
Because You will not leave my soul to Hades, "" Nor will You give Your Holy One to see corruption;

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

New Heart English Bible
because you will not abandon my soul in Sheol, neither will you allow your Holy One to see decay.

Weymouth New Testament
For Thou wilt not leave me in the Unseen World forsaken, nor give up Thy holy One to undergo decay.

World English Bible
because you will not leave my soul in Hades, neither will you allow your Holy One to see decay.

Young's Literal Translation
because Thou wilt not leave my soul to hades, nor wilt Thou give Thy Kind One to see corruption;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Peter Preaches to the Crowd
26Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will dwell in hope, 27because You will not abandon my soul to Hades, nor will You let Your Holy One see decay. 28You have made known to me the paths of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence.’…

Cross References
Psalm 16:10
For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol, nor will You let Your Holy One see decay.

Matthew 11:23
And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to heaven? No, you will be brought down to Hades! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.

Luke 24:44
Jesus said to them, "These are the words I spoke to you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms."

Acts 2:26
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will dwell in hope,

Acts 2:28
You have made known to me the paths of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence.'

Acts 2:31
Foreseeing this, David spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did His body see decay.

Acts 13:35
So also, He says in another Psalm: 'You will not let Your Holy One see decay.'


Treasury of Scripture

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

leave.

Psalm 49:15
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

Psalm 86:13
For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

Psalm 116:3
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

thine.

Acts 3:14
But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

Acts 4:27
For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

Psalm 89:19
Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.

to see.

Acts 2:31
He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

Acts 13:27-37
For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him

Job 19:25-27
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: …









(27) Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell.--Literally, in Hades. (See Note on Matthew 11:23.) As interpreted by St. Peter's words in his Epistle (1Peter 3:19), the words conveyed to his mind the thought which has been embodied in the article of the "Descent into Hell," or Hades, in the Apostle's Creed. The death of Christ was an actual death, and while the body was laid in the grave, the soul passed into the world of the dead, the Sheol of the Hebrews, the Hades of the Greeks, to carry on there the redemptive work which had been begun on earth. (Comp. Acts 13:34-37, and Ephesians 4:9.) Here again we have an interesting coincidence with St. Peter's language (1Peter 3:19), as to the work of Christ in preaching to the "spirits in prison."

Neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.--The word for "holy" is different from that commonly so rendered, and conveys the idea of personal piety and godliness rather than consecration. As the Psalmist used the words, we may think of them as expressing the confidence that he himself, as loving, and beloved of, God, would be delivered from destruction, both now and hereafter. St. Peter had learnt to interpret the words as having received a higher fulfilment. Christ was, in this sense, as well as in that expressed by the other word, "the Holy One" of God (Mark 1:24; Luke 4:34). In Hebrews 7:26; Revelation 15:4; Revelation 16:5, this very word is applied to Christ. The Hebrew text of Psalm 16:10 presents the various reading of "the holy ones," as if referring to the "saints that are upon the earth," of Acts 2:3. The LXX., which St. Peter follows, gives the singular, which is indeed essential to his argument, and this is also the reading of the Masoretic text. The Greek word for "corruption" ranges in its meaning from "decay" to "destruction." The Hebrew to which it answers is primarily the "pit" of the grave, and not "corruption," or "wasting away."

Verse 27. - Hades for hell, A.V.; give thy Holy One for suffer thine Holy One, A.V., surely not so good a rendering. Hades. The "hell" of the A.V. is the exact English representative of ᾅδης. The article in the Creed, "He descended into hell," is based upon this text especially, the other two alleged in support of it (Ephesians 4:9; 1 Peter 3:18, 19) being less conclusive (see Pearson on the Creed, art. 5.). It is a pity to lose the word "hell" in its true meaning. Corruption; Greek διαφθρόραν, Hebrew שַׁחַת. The Hebrew word always means a pit (from שׁוּחַ); but the LXX. here render it διαφθορά, as if from שָׁחַת (in Pihel, to destroy, waste; in Hophal and Niphal, to be corrupted, spoilt, to rot). In the A.V. it is rendered corruption, here and in Job 17:14, where it answers to "the worms," in the parallel clause. It is very probable that the LXX. are right. Nothing is more common than for Hebrew verbs to take the meaning of verbs with similar radicals. Holy One. So the LXX. and the Keri of the Hebrew text. But the Cethib has Holy Ones in the plural. It is obvious that the singular, Holy One, agrees far better with the singulars which precede and follow it - my heart, my glory, my flesh, my soul, thou wilt show me - than the plural, which is entirely out of place. The two clauses taken together show the full liberation of Christ from the dominion of death - that of his human soul from bell, and that of his body from the grave before it saw corruption (comp. Acts 13:34-37).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

You will not abandon
ἐνκαταλείψεις (enkataleipseis)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 1459: From en and kataleipo; to leave behind in some place, i.e. let remain over, or to desert.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

soul
ψυχήν (psychēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Hades,
ᾅδην (hadēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 86: Hades, the unseen world. Properly, unseen, i.e. 'Hades' or the place of departed souls.

nor
οὐδὲ (oude)
Conjunction
Strong's 3761: Neither, nor, not even, and not. From ou and de; not however, i.e. Neither, nor, not even.

will You let
δώσεις (dōseis)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

Your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

Holy One
Ὅσιόν (Hosion)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3741: Holy, pious, godly, beloved of God. Of uncertain affinity; properly, right, i.e. Hallowed.

see
ἰδεῖν (idein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

decay.
διαφθοράν (diaphthoran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1312: Destruction, decay, corruption. From diaphtheiro; decay.


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