so that they should live on forever and not see decay.
References for Psalms 49:9
For all can see that the wise die, that the foolish and the senseless also perish, leaving their wealth to others.
References for Psalms 49:10
Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves.
References for Psalms 49:11
People, despite their wealth, do not endure; they are like the beasts that perish.
References for Psalms 49:12
This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings.
References for Psalms 49:13
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.
References for Psalms 49:14
But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.
References for Psalms 49:15
Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendor of their houses increases;
for they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them.
References for Psalms 49:17
Though while they live they count themselves blessed— and people praise you when you prosper—
References for Psalms 49:18
they will join those who have gone before them, who will never again see the light of life.
References for Psalms 49:19