Psalm 49:9
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English Standard Version
that he should live on forever and never see the pit.

King James Bible
That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

American Standard Version
That he should still live alway, That he should not see corruption.

Douay-Rheims Bible
and shall still live unto the end.

English Revised Version
That he should still live alway, that he should not see corruption.

Webster's Bible Translation
That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 49:2-5) Introduction. Very similarly do the elder (in the reign of Jehoshaphat) and the younger Micha (Micah) introduce their prophecies (1 Kings 22:28; Micah 1:2); and Elihu in the Book of Job his didactic discourses (Psalm 34:2, cf. Psalm 33:2). It is an universal theme which the poet intends to take up, hence he calls upon all peoples and all the inhabitants of the חלד. Such is the word first of all for this temporal life, which glides by unnoticed, them for the present transitory world itself (vid., on Psalm 17:14). It is his intention to declare to the rich the utter nothingness or vanity of their false ground of hope, and to the poor the superiority of their true ground of hope; hence he wishes to have as hearers both בני אדם, children of the common people, who are men and have otherwise nothing distinctive about them, and בּני־אישׁ, children of men, i.e., of rank and distinction (vid., on Psalm 4:3) - rich and poor, as he adds to make his meaning more clear. For his mouth will, or shall, utter הכמות, not: all sorts of wise teachings, but: weighty wisdom. Just in like manner תּבוּנות signifies profound insight or understanding; cf. plurals like בּינות, Isaiah 27:11, ישּׁוּעת, Psalm 42:12 and frequently, שׁלוּת, Jeremiah 22:21. The parallel word תּבוּנות in the passage before us, and the plural predicate in Proverbs 24:7, show that חכמות, here and in Proverbs 1:20; Proverbs 9:1, cf. Psalm 14:1, is not to be regarded, with Hitzig, Olshausen, and others, as another form of the singular חכמוּת. Side by side with the speaking of the mouth stands חגוּת לב (with an unchangeable Kametz before the tone-syllable, Ew. 166, c): the meditation (lxx μελέτη) of the heart, and in accordance therewith the well-thought-out discourse. What he intends to discourse is, however, not the creation of his own brain, but what he has received. A משׁל, a saying embodying the wisdom of practical life, as God teaches men it, presents itself to his mind demanding to be heard; and to this he inclines his ear in order that, from being a diligent scholar of the wisdom from above, he may become a useful teacher of men, inasmuch as he opens up, i.e., unravels, the divine Mashal, which in the depth and fulness of its contents is a חידה, i.e., an involved riddle (from חוּד, cogn. אגד, עקד), and plays the cithern thereby (ב of the accompaniment). The opening of the riddle does not consist in the solving of it, but in the setting of it forth. פּתח, to open equals to propound, deliver of a discourse, comes from the phrase את־ּפּיו-פּתח, Proverbs 31:26; cf. Psalm 119:130, where פּתח, an opening, is equivalent to an unlocking, a revelation.

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Psalm 89:48 What man is he that lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

Proverbs 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

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...

Zechariah 1:5 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

Luke 16:22,23 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried...

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Psalm 16:10 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

John 8:51,52 Truly, truly, I say to you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death...

Acts 2:27,31 Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption...

Acts 13:33,35-37 God has fulfilled the same to us their children, in that he has raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm...

Cross References
Psalm 16:10
For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.

Psalm 22:29
All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, even the one who could not keep himself alive.

Psalm 89:48
What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah

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