Psalm 49:7
New International Version
No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them--

New Living Translation
Yet they cannot redeem themselves from death by paying a ransom to God.

English Standard Version
Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life,

Berean Study Bible
No man can possibly redeem his brother or pay his ransom to God.

New American Standard Bible
No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him--

King James Bible
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

Christian Standard Bible
Yet these cannot redeem a person or pay his ransom to God--

Contemporary English Version
You cannot buy back your life or pay off God!

Good News Translation
We can never redeem ourselves; we cannot pay God the price for our lives,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet these cannot redeem a person or pay his ransom to God--

International Standard Version
No man can redeem the life of another, nor can he give to God a sufficient payment for him—

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

New Heart English Bible
none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give God a ransom for him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A brother does not save, and a man does not give God his redemption.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No one can ever buy back another person or pay God a ransom for his life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
No man can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him--

New American Standard 1977
No man can by any means redeem his brother, Or give to God a ransom for him—

Jubilee Bible 2000
none of them can by any means ransom his brother, nor give God an atonement for him;

King James 2000 Bible
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

American King James Version
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

American Standard Version
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A brother does not redeem, shall a man redeem? he shall not give to God a ransom for himself,

Douay-Rheims Bible
No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem: he shall not give to God his ransom,

Darby Bible Translation
None can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him,

English Revised Version
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

Webster's Bible Translation
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

World English Bible
none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give God a ransom for him.

Young's Literal Translation
A brother doth no one at all ransom, He doth not give to God his atonement.
Study Bible
The Evanescence of Wealth
6They trust in their wealth and boast in great riches. 7No man can possibly redeem his brother or pay his ransom to God. 8For the redemption of his soul is costly, and never can payment suffice,…
Cross References
Matthew 25:8
The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.'

Matthew 25:9
No,' said the wise ones, 'or there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.'

Job 33:24
to be gracious to him and say, 'Spare him from going down to the Pit; I have found his ransom,'

Job 36:18
Be careful that no one lures you with riches; do not let a large bribe lead you astray.

Job 36:19
Can your wealth or all your mighty effort keep you from distress?

Proverbs 10:2
Ill-gotten treasures profit nothing, but righteousness brings deliverance from death.

Ecclesiastes 8:8
As no man has power over the wind to contain it, so there is no authority over the day of death. As no one can be discharged in wartime, so wickedness will not release those who practice it.

Treasury of Scripture

None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

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Lexicon
No
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

man
אָ֗ח (’āḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

can possibly
פָדֹ֣ה (p̄ā·ḏōh)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 6299: To sever, ransom, gener, to release, preserve

redeem
יִפְדֶּ֣ה (yip̄·deh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6299: To sever, ransom, gener, to release, preserve

his brother
אִ֑ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

or
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

pay
יִתֵּ֖ן (yit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

his ransom
כָּפְרֽוֹ׃ (kā·p̄ə·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3724: A cover, a village, bitumen, the henna plant, a redemption-price

to God.
לֵאלֹהִ֣ים (lê·lō·hîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(7) None of them can.--Brother is here used in the wide sense of Leviticus 19:17, Genesis 13:11 (where rendered "the one"). The sense is the same whether we make it nominative or accusative. Death is the debt which all owe, and which each must pay for himself. No wealth can buy a man off. God, in whose hand are the issues of life and death, is not to be bribed; nor, as the next verse says, even if the arrangement were possible, would any wealth be sufficient.

Verse 7. - None of them can by any means redeem his brother. The text is suspected. If we read אַך for אָה, with Ewald and Professor Cheyne, the right translation will be, Nevertheless, no man can by any means redeem himself. With all his boasting, the rich man cannot effect his own redemption; nor, however great his wealth, can he give to God a ransom for him; i.e. for himself. "Brother" is not used in the Psalms in the sense of "fellow-man," but only in the literal sense of close blood, relation (Psalm 35:14; Psalm 50:20). 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.
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