Psalm 49:1-11 NIV

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

1 aHear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world,

References for Psalms 49:1

    • Ö 49:1 - In Hebrew texts 49:1-20 is numbered 49:2-21.
      2 both low and high, rich and poor alike:

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      3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.

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      4 I will turn my ear to a proverb; with the harp I will expound my riddle:

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      5 Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me—

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      6 those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches?

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      7 No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them—
      8 the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough—

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      9 so that they should live on forever and not see decay.

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      10 For all can see that the wise die, that the foolish and the senseless also perish, leaving their wealth to others.

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      11 Their tombs will remain their housesb forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they hadc named lands after themselves.

      References for Psalms 49:11

        • × 49:11 - Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew "In their thoughts their houses will remain"
        • Ø 49:11 - Or "generations," / "for they have"