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