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.
References for Psalms 49:11
    • × 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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      13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings.c
      References for Psalms 49:13
        • Ù 49:13 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 15.
          14 They are like sheep and are destined to die; death will be their shepherd (but the upright will prevail over them in the morning). Their forms will decay in the grave, far from their princely mansions.
          15 But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.
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          16 Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendor of their houses increases;