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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.
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.