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:
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.
11 Their tombs will remain their housesa forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they hadb named lands after themselves.
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    • × 49:11 - Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew "In their thoughts their houses will remain"
    • Ø 49:11 - Or "generations," / "for they have"
      12 People, despite their wealth, do not endure; they are like the beasts that perish.
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