Why should I fear1 when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me--
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those who trust in their wealth2 and boast3 of their great riches?4
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No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him--
the ransom5 for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough--6
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that he should live on7 forever and not see decay.8
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For all can see that wise men die;9 the foolish and the senseless10 alike perish and leave their wealth11 to others.12
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Their tombs13 will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations,14 though they had named15 lands after themselves.
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But man, despite his riches, does not endure;16 he is like the beasts that perish.17
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This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,18 and of their followers, who approve their sayings. "Selah"
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Like sheep they are destined19 for the grave,20 and death will feed on them. The upright will rule21 over them in the morning; their forms will decay in the grave, far from their princely mansions.
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But God will redeem my life from the grave;22 he will surely take me to himself.23 "Selah"
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