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Psalms 49:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— (For the redemption of their life is costly, And it faileth for ever;)
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— (For the redemption of their soul [is] precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease [trying] forever—
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— (For the redemption of their soul [is] precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— (For the redemption of their soul is costly, and must be given up for ever,)
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So costly, is the redemption of their soul, That it faileth unto times age-abiding;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And precious [is] the redemption of their soul, And it hath ceased—to the age.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: and shall labour for ever,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— (For the redemption of their soule [is] precious, and it ceaseth for euer.)
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— or the price of the redemption of his soul, though he labour for ever,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— (For the redemption of their soul [is] precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
(For the redemption 6306
{6306} Prime
פִּדְיוֹם
pidyowm
{pid-yome'}
From H6299; a ransom.
of their soul 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
[is] precious, 3365
{3365} Prime
יָקַר
yaqar
{yaw-kar'}
A primitive root; properly apparently to be heavy, that is, (figuratively) valuable; causatively to make rare (figuratively to inhibit).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and it ceaseth 2308
{2308} Prime
חָדַל
chadal
{khaw-dal'}
A primitive root; properly to be flabby, that is, (by implication) desist; (figuratively) be lacking or idle.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
for ever:) 5769
{5769} Prime
עוֹלָם
`owlam
{o-lawm'}
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 49:7-9.


Psalms 49:8

_ _ it ceaseth for ever — that is, the ransom fails, the price is too precious, costly.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 49:6-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 49:8

Soul — Of their life. Precious — Hard to be obtained. Ceaseth — It is never to be accomplished, by any mere man, for himself or for his brother.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 49:8

(For the redemption of their soul [is] (d) precious, (e) and it ceaseth for ever:)

(d) That is, so rare or not to be found, as prophecy was precious in the days of Eli, (1 Samuel 3:1).

(e) Meaning it is impossible to live for ever: also that life and death are only in God's hands.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 36:18-19 Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away with [his] stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee. ... Will he esteem thy riches? [no], not gold, nor all the forces of strength.
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