PSALM 49:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.”

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Psalm 49:15 Translation & Meaning

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But אַךְ A particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only But
God אֱלֹהִ֗ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
will redeem יִפְדֶּ֣ה To sever, i.e., ransom; generally to release, preserve redeem
my soul נַ֭פְשִׁי Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) soul
from the power מִֽיַּד A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] power
of the grave: שְׁא֑וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates grave
for כִּ֖י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
he shall receive יִקָּחֵ֣נִי To take (in the widest variety of applications) receive
me. Selah. סֶֽלָה׃ Suspension (of music), i.e., pause Selah

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  • 13  This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

  • 14  Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

  • 15  But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

  • 16  Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

  • 17  For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.



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