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Psalms Chapter 49

- . 1 For the Leader; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.
-, -; , - . 2 Hear this, all ye peoples; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world,
- , ---- , . 3 Both low and high, rich and poor together.
, ; . 4 My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
; , . 5 I will incline mine ear to a parable; I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
, -- ‍ . 6 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my supplanters compasseth me about,
-; . 7 Of them that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches?
-- ; - . 8 No man can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him--
, ; . 9 For too costly is the redemption of their soul, and must be let alone for ever--
- ; . 10 That he should still live alway, that he should not see the pit.
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11 For he seeth that wise men die, the fool and the brutish together perish, {N}
and leave their wealth to others.
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12 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling-places to all generations; {N}
they call their lands after their own names.
, -; . 13 But man abideth not in honour; he is like the beasts that perish.
, ; , . 14 This is the way of them that are foolish, and of those who after them approve their sayings. Selah
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15 Like sheep they are appointed for the nether-world; death shall be their shepherd; {N}
and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their form shall be for the nether-world to wear away, that there be no habitation for it.
--- , -: . 16 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the nether-world; for He shall receive me. Selah
-, - : -, . 17 Be not thou afraid when one waxeth rich, when the wealth of his house is increased;
, ; - . 18 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away; his wealth shall not descend after him.
-, ; , - . 19 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: 'Men will praise thee, when thou shalt do well to thyself';
, - ; -, -. 20 It shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see the light.
, ; . 21 Man that is in honour understandeth not; he is like the beasts that perish. {P}

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