Psalm 49:11-20 NIV

11 Their tombs1 will remain their housesa forever, their dwellings for endless generations,2 though they hadb named3 lands after themselves.

References for Psalms 49:11

    • a 49:11 - Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew "In their thoughts their houses will remain"
    • b 49:11 - Or "/ for they have"
      12 But man, despite his riches, does not endure;4 he isc like the beasts that perish.5

      References for Psalms 49:12

        • c 49:12 - Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac read verse 12 the same as verse 20.
          13 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

          14 Like sheep they are destined7 for the grave,d8 and death will feed on them. The upright will rule9 over them in the morning; their forms will decay in the grave,e far from their princely mansions.

          References for Psalms 49:14

            • d 49:14 - Hebrew "Sheol "; also in verse 15
            • e 49:14 - Hebrew "Sheol "; also in verse 15
              15 But God will redeem my lifef from the grave;10 he will surely take me to himself.11 "Selah"

              References for Psalms 49:15

              16 Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases;
              17 for he will take nothing12 with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him.13

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              18 Though while he lived he counted himself blessed--14 and men praise you when you prosper--

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              19 he will join the generation of his fathers,15 who will never see the light16 [of life].

              References for Psalms 49:19

              20 A man who has riches without understanding17 is like the beasts that perish.18

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