1Hear this, all peoples! Give ear, all inhabitants of the world,
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2both low and high, rich and poor together!
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My mouth shall speak 3wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
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I will incline my ear to 4a proverb; I will solve my 5riddle to the music of the lyre.
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6Why should I fear in 7times of trouble, when the iniquity of those who cheat me surrounds me,
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those who 8trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches?
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Truly no man 9can ransom another, or 10give to God 11the price of his life,
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for 12the ransom of their life is costly and can never suffice,
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that he should live on forever and 13never see the pit.
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For he sees 14that even the wise die; 15the fool and the stupid alike must perish and 16leave their wealth to others.
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Their 17graves are their homes forever, their dwelling places 18to all generations, though they 19called lands by their own names.
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Man in his pomp 20will not remain; 21he is like the beasts that perish.
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This is the path of those who have 22foolish confidence; yet after them people approve of their boasts. Selah
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Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol; death shall be their shepherd, and the upright 23shall rule over them in the morning. 24Their form shall be consumed 25in Sheol, with no place to dwell.
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But God will 26ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will 27receive me. Selah
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Be not afraid when a man becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases.
28For when he dies he will 29carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him.
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For though, while he lives, he counts himself 30blessed --and though you get praise when you do well for yourself--
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his soul will 31go to the generation of his fathers, who will never again 32see light.
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33Man in his pomp yet without understanding is like the beasts that perish.
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