“That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.”
King James Version (KJV)
49:7 Redeem - Neither from the first death, nor from the second. Brother - Whom he would do his utmost to preserve.
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.
49:10 He seeth - Every man sees that all men die, the wise and the foolish; the evil and the good. To others - He saith not to sons or kindred; but to others, because he is wholly uncertain to whom he shall leave them, to friends, or strangers, or enemies; which he mentions as a great vanity in riches. They neither can save them from death, nor will accompany him in and after death; and after his death will be disposed, he knows not how, nor to whom.
49:11 Thought - Tho' they are ashamed to express, yet it is their secret hope. Houses - Either their posterity, often called mens houses: or their mansion - houses, as it is explained in the next clause. For ever - To them and theirs in succeeding generations. Call - Fondly dreaming by this means to immortalize their memories.
That he should still liue for euer, and not see corruption.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
That he should live on eternally, That he should not undergo decay.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
That he should still live alway, That he should not see corruption.
- American Standard Version (1901)
So that he might have eternal life, and never see the underworld.
- Basic English Bible
That he should still live perpetually, [and] not see corruption.
- Darby Bible
That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
- Webster's Bible
That he should live on forever, that he should not see corruption.
- World English Bible
And still he liveth for ever, He seeth not the pit.
- Youngs Literal Bible
(49:10) That he should still live alway, that he should not see the pit.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible