The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 49:15
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave…
The psalmist expresses his faith, that though he should die, and for a
while be under the power of the grave, yet he should be redeemed from
it in the resurrection; which to the saints will be "the day of
redemption", (Ephesians 4:30) ; their bodies then will be redeemed from
mortality, weakness, corruption, and dishonour, which attend them now,
and in the grave; and which will, be in consequence of the redemption
both of their souls and bodies, through the blood of Christ; see
(Hosea 13:14) ; or the words may be rendered, "but God will redeem my soul
from the power of hell"; and so the Targum,
``David said by the spirit of prophecy, but God will redeem my
soul from the judgment of hell;''
that is, will keep and preserve from the second death, from being hurt
by it, or from its having any power over him; and Christ, who is the
Redeemer of his people, and who, being God over, all, is an able and
mighty one, has redeemed the souls of his from wrath to come, hell, or
the second death, by destroying sin, the cause of it, by satisfying the
law, the administration of it, and by abolishing death itself; all which
he has done by giving himself a ransom price for them, whereby he has
procured the redemption which rich men, with all their gold and silver,
could never obtain for themselves or others. The reason why the
psalmist believed Christ would do this for him, follows;
for he shall receive me.
Or, "for he hath received me" F9; into his
arms of love, into his grace and favour; which he does openly at
conversion, and in the effectual calling; men being drawn to Christ by the
cords of love, come to him, and are received by him, who casts none
out; and the argument from hence is very strong, that such whom Christ
receives by his grace, he will redeem from the grave, or raise at the
last day to the resurrection of life: or, "for he will receive me"; as
he does the souls of his people to glory at death, when, during their
separate state, they will be happy with him, and takes their bodies
into his care and custody; from whence it may be strongly concluded he
will raise them up again at the resurrection morn, and then will
receive them soul and body to himself, and present them to his Father,
and introduce them into his kingdom and glory; wherefore, as in
(Psalms 49:5) , the good man has no reason to fear anything in the day of
evil; for when it goes ever so ill with others, it is well with him.
The Targum in the king's Bible is,
``he will lead me into his part or portion in the world to
Selah; on this word, (See Gill on 3:2).
F9 (ynxqy) "suscepit me", Tigurine version, Vatablus, Musculus, Gejerus.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 49:15". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=049&verse=015>. 1999.