Psalm 49:5-15 NIV

5 Why should I fear1 when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me--

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6 those who trust in their wealth2 and boast3 of their great riches?4

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7 No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him--
8 the ransom5 for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough--6

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9 that he should live on7 forever and not see decay.8

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10 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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11 Their tombs13 will remain their housesa forever, their dwellings for endless generations,14 though they hadb named15 lands after themselves.

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    • 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;16 he isc like the beasts that perish.17

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        • 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,18 and of their followers, who approve their sayings. "Selah"

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          14 Like sheep they are destined19 for the grave,d20 and death will feed on them. The upright will rule21 over them in the morning; their forms will decay in the grave,e far from their princely mansions.

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            • 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;22 he will surely take me to himself.23 "Selah"

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