11Hearthis, allpeoples; Giveear, all2inhabitants of the world,
2Both3low and high , Rich and poortogether.
My mouth will 4speakwisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be 5understanding.
I will incline my ear to 6a proverb; 7I will aexpress my 8riddle on the harp.
5Why should I 9fear in days of adversity, When the iniquity of my bfoessurrounds me,
Even those who 10trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches?
7Noman can by anymeans11redeem his brotherOrgive to God a 12ransom for him-
For 13the redemption of chis soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever -
That he should 14live on eternally, That he should not d15undergodecay.
For he sees that even 16wisemendie; The 17stupid and the senselessalikeperish And 18leave their wealth to others.
Their e19innerthought is that their houses20are forever And their dwellingplaces to allgenerations; They have 21called their lands after their own names.
But 22man in his fpomp will not endure; He is like the gbeasts that hperish.
13This is the 23way of those who are foolish, And of those after them who 24approve their words. iSelah.
As sheep they are appointed25for jSheol; Death shall be their shepherd; And the 26upright shall rule over them in the morning, And their form shall be for kSheol27to consumelSo that they have nohabitation.
But God will 28redeem my soul from the mpower of nSheol, For 29He will receive me. Selah.
Do not be afraid30when a manbecomesrich, When the oglory of his house is increased;
For when he dies he will 31carrynothing away; His pglory will not descendafter him.
18Though while he lives he 32congratulatesqhimself - And though men praise you when you dowell for yourself-
19rHe shall 33go to the generation of his fathers; They will neversee34the light.
2035Man in his spomp, yet withoutunderstanding, Is 36like the tbeasts that uperish.