Psalms 49:20

20 A man with valuable possessions[a] but without understanding is like the animals that perish.

Psalms 49:20 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 49:20

Man [that is] in honour
A wicked man, as the Targum; (See Gill on Psalms 49:12);

and understandeth not;
from whence his riches and honour, come, and what use he should make of them, and for what end he has them; or that understandeth not spiritual things, which relate to the salvation of his soul; who does not know God in Christ, nor the way of salvation by Christ; nor has any experience of the work of the Spirit of God upon his soul; nor has any spiritual understanding of the doctrines of the Gospel; nor knows himself, his state and condition, and what true happiness is:

is like the beasts [that] perish; (See Gill on Psalms 49:12).

Psalms 49:20 In-Context

18 Though he praises himself during his lifetime- and people praise you when you do well for yourself-
19 he will go to the generation of his fathers; they will never see the light.
20 A man with valuable possessions but without understanding is like the animals that perish.

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