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Psalms 49:19

    Psalms 49:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He shall go to the generation of his fathers; They shall never see the light.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He will go to the generation of his fathers; he will not see the light again.

    Webster's Revision

    He shall go to the generation of his fathers; They shall never see the light.

    World English Bible

    he shall go to the generation of his fathers. They shall never see the light.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see the light.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 49:19

    They shall never see light - Rise again they shall; but they shall never see the light of glory, for there is prepared for them the blackness of darkness for ever.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 49:19

    He shall go to the generation of his fathers - To be gathered to one's own people, or to his fathers, is a common expression in the Old Testament in speaking of death. See Genesis 25:8, Genesis 25:17; Genesis 35:29; Genesis 49:29, Genesis 49:33, Numbers 20:24, Numbers 20:26; Numbers 27:13; Numbers 31:2; Deuteronomy 32:50; Judges 2:10. It means that they were united again with those who had gone before them, in the regions of the dead. Death had indeed separated them, but by death they were again united.

    They shall never see light - He and the "generation" to which he has gone to be united, would no more see the light of this world; no more walk among the living: Job 33:30. Compare the notes at Isaiah 38:11; notes at Psalm 27:13. The meaning is, that the rich sinner will die as others have done before him, leaving all his earthly possessions, and will no more be permitted to revisit the world where his forsaken possessions are, and will not even be permitted to "look" on what before had been to him such a source of self-confidence, self-gratulation, and pride.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 49:19

    49:19 He - Now he returns to the third person: such changes are frequent in this book. Go - To the grave and hell, where he shall meet with his wicked parents, who by their counsel and example, led him into his evil courses. See - Neither the light of this life, to which they shall never return: nor of the next life, to which they shall never be admitted.