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Psalms 49

Psalms 49:1  
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:

Psalms 49:2  
Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

Psalms 49:3  
My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Psalms 49:4  
I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

Psalms 49:5
Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

Psalms 49:6  
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Psalms 49:7  
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

Psalms 49:8  
(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

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

Psalms 49:10  
For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Psalms 49:11  
Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

Psalms 49:12  
Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

Psalms 49:13  
This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

Psalms 49:14  
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.

Psalms 49:15  
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

Psalms 49:16  
Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

Psalms 49:17  
For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.

Psalms 49:18  
Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.

Psalms 49:19  
He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.

Psalms 49:20  
Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.


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