Psalms 49:8

“(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

(For the redemption of their soule is precious, and it ceaseth for euer.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease {trying} forever--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(For the redemption of their life is costly, And it faileth for ever;)
- American Standard Version (1901)

(Because it takes a great price to keep his soul from death, and man is not able to give it.)
- Basic English Bible

(For the redemption of their soul is costly, and must be given up for ever,)
- Darby Bible

(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
- Webster's Bible

For the redemption of their life is costly, no payment is ever enough,
- World English Bible

And precious [is] the redemption of their soul, And it hath ceased -- to the age.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(49:9) For too costly is the redemption of their soul, and must be let alone for ever--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 49:8


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.


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