Their tombs1 will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations,2 though they had named3 lands after themselves.
References for Psalms 49:11
But man, despite his riches, does not endure;4 he is like the beasts that perish.5
References for Psalms 49:12
This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,6 and of their followers, who approve their sayings. "Selah"
References for Psalms 49:13
Like sheep they are destined7 for the grave,8 and death will feed on them. The upright will rule9 over them in the morning; their forms will decay in the grave, far from their princely mansions.
References for Psalms 49:14
But God will redeem my life from the grave;10 he will surely take me to himself.11 "Selah"
References for Psalms 49:15
Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases;
for he will take nothing12 with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him.13
References for Psalms 49:17
Though while he lived he counted himself blessed--14 and men praise you when you prosper--
References for Psalms 49:18
he will join the generation of his fathers,15 who will never see the light16 [of life].
References for Psalms 49:19
A man who has riches without understanding17 is like the beasts that perish.18
References for Psalms 49:20