Psalm 49

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1: Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world: edit

2: Both low and high, rich and poor, together. edit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. edit

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

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

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. edit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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