Psalm 49:1-11 NIV

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

1 Hear1 this, all you peoples;2 listen, all who live in this world,3

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2 both low and high,4 rich and poor alike:

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3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom;5 the utterance from my heart will give understanding.6

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4 I will turn my ear to a proverb;7 with the harp8 I will expound my riddle:9

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5 Why should I fear10 when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me--

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6 those who trust in their wealth11 and boast12 of their great riches?13

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7 No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him--
8 the ransom14 for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough--15

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9 that he should live on16 forever and not see decay.17

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10 For all can see that wise men die;18 the foolish and the senseless19 alike perish and leave their wealth20 to others.21

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11 Their tombs22 will remain their housesa forever, their dwellings for endless generations,23 though they hadb named24 lands after themselves.

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    • a 49:11 - Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew "In their thoughts their houses will remain"
    • b 49:11 - Or "/ for they have"