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Psalm 49

49:1 To the Overseer. --By sons of Korah. A Psalm. Hear this, all ye peoples, Give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world. 49:2 Both low and high, together rich and needy. 49:3 My mouth speaketh wise things, And the meditations of my heart [are] things of understanding. 49:4 I incline to a simile mine ear, I open with a harp my riddle: 49:5 Why do I fear in days of evil The iniquity of my supplanters doth compass me.  49:6 Those trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish. 49:7 A brother doth no one at all ransom, He doth not give to God his atonement. 49:8 And precious [is] the redemption of their soul, And it hath ceased--to the age. 49:9 And still he liveth for ever, He seeth not the pit. 49:10 For he seeth wise men die, Together the foolish and brutish perish, And have left to others their wealth. 49:11 Their heart [is] : Their houses [are] to the age, Their tabernacles to all generations. They proclaimed their names over the lands. 49:12 And man in honour doth not remain, He hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off. 49:13 This their way [is] folly for them, And their posterity with their sayings are pleased. Selah. 49:14 As sheep for Sheol they have set themselves, Death doth afflict them, And the upright rule over them in the morning, And their form [is] for consumption. Sheol [is] a dwelling for him.  49:15 Only, God doth ransom my soul from the hand of Sheol, For He doth receive me. Selah. 49:16 Fear not, when one maketh wealth, When the honour of his house is abundant, 49:17 For at his death he receiveth nothing, His honour goeth not down after him. 49:18 For his soul in his life he blesseth, (And they praise thee when thou dost well for thyself.) 49:19 It cometh to the generation of his fathers, For ever they see not the light. 49:20 Man in honour, who understandest not, Hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off! 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain