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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Psalms 49:9

 

 

That he should live on eternally, That he should not undergo decay.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

That he should still live for ever - That his brother whom he could not redeem - or that he himself - should not die, Psalm 49:8. The idea is, that the price of life is so great that no wealth can rescue it so that a man shall not die.

And not see corruption - Should not return to dust, or moulder away in the grave. See the notes at Psalm 16:10.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 49:9". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-49.html. 1870.

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

MORE THINGS WEALTH CANNOT DO

"That he should still live always.

That he should not see corruption.

For he shall see it. Wise men die;

The fool and the brutish alike perish,

And leave their wealth to others.

Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue forever,

And their dwelling-places to all generations;

They call their lands after their own name.

But man being in honor abideth not:

He is like the beasts that perish."

In addition to the things mentioned above which riches cannot do, there are some additional inabilities mentioned here.

(6) They do not enable the owner to live always (Psalms 49:9).

(7) They do not enable `their houses' to continue forever (Psalms 49:11).

(8) Riches do not enable the owner to determine what shall happen to them after his death (Psalms 49:10).

The picture of the man who trusts in riches here is that of a man who is living in this world exactly as if he fully intended to live here for ever! What a tragic blindness!


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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Psalms 49:9". "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/psalms-49.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

That he should still live for ever,.... Or "though he should live", &c.F23ויהי "etiamsi vivat", Gejerus. . Though the rich man should live ever so long, a thousand years twice told, as in Ecclesiastes 6:6; yet he could not in all this time, with all his riches, redeem his brother; and at last must die himself, and so must his brother too, as his own experience and observation may assure him, Psalm 49:10. Or the meaning is, he cannot so redeem his brother, or give to God a ransom for him, that he should live a corporeal life for ever, and never die; since all men die, wise men and fools, rich and poor; and much less that he should live and enjoy an "eternal life", as the Targum; a life of happiness and bliss hereafter, which is not to be obtained by gold and silver, but is the pure gift of God;

and not see corruption; the grave, the pit of corruption, the house appointed for all living: or "the judgment of hell", according to the Chaldee paraphrase.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 49:9". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-49.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

corruption — literally, “pit,” or, “grave,” thus showing that “soul” is used for “life” [Psalm 49:8 ].


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 49:9". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-49.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 49:9 That he should still live for ever, [and] not see corruption.

Ver. 9. That he should still live for ever] As every wicked man would, if it might be had for money; for he knoweth no happiness but to have and to hold; on the other side of the grave he looketh for no good; whereas a godly man holdeth mortality a mercy, as Philippians 1:23, he hath Mortem in desiderio et vitam in patientia, as Fulgentius saith, he desireth to die, and yet is content to live; accepting of life rather than affecting it, enduring it rather than desiring it.

And not see corruption] Heb. the pit of corruption. The Chaldee understandeth it as hell; to the which the wicked man’s death is as a trap door.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 49:9". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-49.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Or, the pit, or the grave, i.e. not die, as that phrase is oft used, as has been noted before.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 49:9". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/psalms-49.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

That, &c. Connect this with the end of Psalms 49:7.

still live for ever = live on continually.

corruption. Hebrew. sahath = destruction (with Art.): i.e. in the grave.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 49:9". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-49.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(9) That—i.e., in order that; introducing the purpose of the imagined ransom in Psalms 49:7. Others connect it consecutively with Psalms 49:8, “He must give up for ever the hope of living for ever.”


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 49:9". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-49.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
That he
89:48; Proverbs 10:2; 11:4; Ecclesiastes 8:8; Zechariah 1:5; Luke 16:22,23
see
16:10; John 8:51,52; Acts 2:27,31; 13:33,35-37

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 49:9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-49.html.

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