New Living Translation
For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your Holy One to rot in the grave.
King James Bible
Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Darby Bible Translation
for thou wilt not leave my soul in hades, nor wilt thou give thy gracious one to see corruption.
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:27 Thou wilt not leave my soul in hades - The invisible world. But it does not appear, that ever our Lord went into hell. His soul, when it was separated from the body, did not go thither, but to paradise, Luke 23:43. The meaning is, Thou wilt not leave my soul in its separate state, nor suffer my body to be corrupted.
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For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.
"And you people of Capernaum, will you be honored in heaven? No, you will go down to the place of the dead. For if the miracles I did for you had been done in wicked Sodom, it would still be here today.
Then he said, "When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must be fulfilled."
No wonder my heart is glad, and my tongue shouts his praises! My body rests in hope.
You have shown me the way of life, and you will fill me with the joy of your presence.'
David was looking into the future and speaking of the Messiah's resurrection. He was saying that God would not leave him among the dead or allow his body to rot in the grave.
Another psalm explains it more fully: 'You will not allow your Holy One to rot in the grave.'
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