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Psalm 49

RSV 1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. Hear this, all peoples! Give ear, all inhabitants of the world, NIV 1 Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world, RSV 2 both low and high, rich and poor together! NIV 2 both low and high, rich and poor alike: RSV 3 My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding. NIV 3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the utterance from my heart will give understanding. RSV 4 I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre. NIV 4 I will turn my ear to a proverb; with the harp I will expound my riddle: RSV 5 Why should I fear in times of trouble, when the iniquity of my persecutors surrounds me, NIV 5 Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me-- RSV 6 men who trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches? NIV 6 those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches? RSV 7 Truly no man can ransom himself, or give to God the price of his life, NIV 7 No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him-- RSV 8 for the ransom of his life is costly, and can never suffice, NIV 8 the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough-- RSV 9 that he should continue to live on for ever, and never see the Pit. NIV 9 that he should live on forever and not see decay. RSV 10 Yea, he shall see that even the wise die, the fool and the stupid alike must perish and leave their wealth to others. NIV 10 For all can see that wise men die; the foolish and the senseless alike perish and leave their wealth to others. RSV 11 Their graves are their homes for ever, their dwelling places to all generations, though they named lands their own. NIV 11 Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves. RSV 12 Man cannot abide in his pomp, he is like the beasts that perish. NIV 12 But man, despite his riches, does not endure; he is like the beasts that perish. RSV 13 This is the fate of those who have foolish confidence, the end of those who are pleased with their portion. [Selah] NIV 13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings. "Selah" RSV 14 Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; straight to the grave they descend, and their form shall waste away; Sheol shall be their home. NIV 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. RSV 15 But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. [Selah] NIV 15 But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself. "Selah" RSV 16 Be not afraid when one becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases. NIV 16 Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases; RSV 17 For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him. NIV 17 for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him. RSV 18 Though, while he lives, he counts himself happy, and though a man gets praise when he does well for himself, NIV 18 Though while he lived he counted himself blessed-- and men praise you when you prosper-- RSV 19 he will go to the generation of his fathers, who will never more see the light. NIV 19 he will join the generation of his fathers, who will never see the light [of life]. RSV 20 Man cannot abide in his pomp, he is like the beasts that perish. NIV 20 A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish.