those who trust in their wealth1 and boast2 of their great riches?37
No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him--
the ransom4 for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough--59
that he should live on6 forever and not see decay.710
For all can see that wise men die;8 the foolish and the senseless9 alike perish and leave their wealth10 to others.1111
Their tombs12 will remain their housesa forever, their dwellings for endless generations,13 though they hadb named14 lands after themselves.
But man, despite his riches, does not endure;15 he isc like the beasts that perish.16