The grave is their eternal home, where they will stay forever. They may name their estates after themselves,
References for Psalms 49:11
but their fame will not last. They will die, just like animals.
This is the fate of fools, though they are remembered as being wise. Interlude
References for Psalms 49:13
Like sheep, they are led to the grave, where death will be their shepherd. In the morning the godly will rule over them. Their bodies will rot in the grave, far from their grand estates.
References for Psalms 49:14
But as for me, God will redeem my life. He will snatch me from the power of the grave. Interlude
So don’t be dismayed when the wicked grow rich and their homes become ever more splendid.
For when they die, they take nothing with them. Their wealth will not follow them into the grave.
In this life they consider themselves fortunate and are applauded for their success.
But they will die like all before them and never again see the light of day.
People who boast of their wealth don’t understand; they will die, just like animals.