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Psalm 49:14-20 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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. 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 God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself. "Selah" 15 But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself. "Selah"
16 Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases; 16 Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases;
17 for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him. 17 for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him.
18 Though while he lived he counted himself blessed-- and men praise you when you prosper-- 18 Though while he lived he counted himself blessed-- and men praise you when you prosper--
19 he will join the generation of his fathers, who will never see the light [of life]. 19 he will join the generation of his fathers, who will never see the light [of life].
20 A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish. 20 A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish.