Psalm 49 KJV

1 Hear this, all ye people; give ear , all ye inhabitants of the world:
2 Both low and high *, rich and poor, together.
3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?
6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious , and it ceaseth for ever:)
9 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
10 For he seeth that wise men die , likewise the fool and the brutish person perish , and leave their wealth to others.
11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to alla generations; they call their lands after their own names.

References for Psalms 49:11

    • ô 49:11 - all...: Heb. generation and generation
      12 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish .
      13 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approveb their sayings. Selah.

      References for Psalms 49:13

        • õ 49:13 - approve...: Heb. delight in their mouth
          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 beautyc * shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

          References for Psalms 49:14

            • ö 49:14 - beauty: or, strength
              15 But God will redeem my soul from the powerd of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

              References for Psalms 49:15

                • ÷ 49:15 - power: Heb. hand
                  16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich , when the glory of his house is increased ;
                  17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away : his glory shall not descend after him.
                  18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.
                  19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never * see light.
                  20 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish .