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Psalms 89:48

    Psalms 89:48 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    What man is he that shall live and not see death, That shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    What man now living will not see death? will he be able to keep back his soul from the underworld? (Selah.)

    Webster's Revision

    What man is he that shall live and not see death, That shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah

    World English Bible

    What man is he who shall live and not see death, who shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    What man is he that shall live and not see death, that shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 89:48

    What man is he that liveth - All men are mortal, and death is uncertain and no man, by wisdom, might, or riches, can deliver his life from the hand - the power, of death and the grave.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:48

    What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? - Shall not die - to see death being an expression often used to denote death itself. Death is represented as a real object, now invisible, but which will make itself visible to us when we die. The meaning here is, "All men are mortal; this universal law must apply to kings as well as to other men; in a short time he to whom these promises pertain will pass away from the earth; and the promises made to him cannot then be fulfilled."

    Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? - His life. Will he be able to deliver that from the power of the grave; in Hebrew, שׁאול she'ôl. Death - the grave - Sheol - asserts a universal dominion over mankind, and no one can be rescued from that stern power.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 89:48

    89:48 What man - All men at their best estate are mortal and miserable; kings and people must unavoidably die by the conditions of their natures; and therefore, Lord, do not increase our affliction.