Psalm 49:1-10 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world, 1 Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world,
2 both low and high, rich and poor alike: 2 both low and high, rich and poor alike:
3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the utterance from my heart will give understanding. 3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the utterance from my heart will give understanding.
4 I will turn my ear to a proverb; with the harp I will expound my riddle: 4 I will turn my ear to a proverb; with the harp I will expound my riddle:
5 Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me-- 5 Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me--
6 those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches? 6 those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches?
7 No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him-- 7 No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him--
8 the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough-- 8 the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough--
9 that he should live on forever and not see decay. 9 that he should live on forever and not see decay.
10 For all can see that wise men die; the foolish and the senseless alike perish and leave their wealth to others. 10 For all can see that wise men die; the foolish and the senseless alike perish and leave their wealth to others.