Psalm 49:10-20 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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10 Those who are wise must finally die, just like the foolish and senseless, leaving all their wealth behind. 10 For all can see that wise men die; the foolish and the senseless alike perish and leave their wealth to others.
11 The grave is their eternal home, where they will stay forever. They may name their estates after themselves, but they leave their wealth to others. 11 Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves.
12 They will not last long despite their riches -- they will die like the animals. 12 But man, despite his riches, does not endure; he is like the beasts that perish.
13 This is the fate of fools, though they will be remembered as being so wise. Interlude 13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings. "Selah"
14 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. 14 Like sheep they are destined for the grave, and death will feed on them. The upright will rule over them in the morning; their forms will decay in the grave, far from their princely mansions.
15 But as for me, God will redeem my life. He will snatch me from the power of death. Interlude 15 But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself. "Selah"
16 So don't be dismayed when the wicked grow rich, and their homes become ever more splendid. 16 Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases;
17 For when they die, they carry nothing with them. Their wealth will not follow them into the grave. 17 for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him.
18 In this life they consider themselves fortunate, and the world loudly applauds their success. 18 Though while he lived he counted himself blessed-- and men praise you when you prosper--
19 But they will die like all others before them and never again see the light of day. 19 he will join the generation of his fathers, who will never see the light [of life].
20 People who boast of their wealth don't understand that they will die like the animals. 20 A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish.