Parallel Bible results for Psalm 49

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Psalm 49

NLT 1 Listen to this, all you people! Pay attention, everyone in the world! NIV 1 Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world, NLT 2 High and low, rich and poor—listen! NIV 2 both low and high, rich and poor alike: NLT 3 For my words are wise, and my thoughts are filled with insight. NIV 3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding. NLT 4 I listen carefully to many proverbs and solve riddles with inspiration from a harp. NIV 4 I will turn my ear to a proverb; with the harp I will expound my riddle: NLT 5 Why should I fear when trouble comes, when enemies surround me? NIV 5 Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me— NLT 6 They trust in their wealth and boast of great riches. NIV 6 those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches? NLT 7 Yet they cannot redeem themselves from death by paying a ransom to God. NIV 7 No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them— NLT 8 Redemption does not come so easily, for no one can ever pay enough NIV 8 the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough— NLT 9 to live forever and never see the grave. NIV 9 so that they should live on forever and not see decay. NLT 10 Those who are wise must finally die, just like the foolish and senseless, leaving all their wealth behind. NIV 10 For all can see that the wise die, that the foolish and the senseless also perish, leaving their wealth to others. NLT 11 The grave is their eternal home, where they will stay forever. They may name their estates after themselves, NIV 11 Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves. NLT 12 but their fame will not last. They will die, just like animals. NIV 12 People, despite their wealth, do not endure; they are like the beasts that perish. NLT 13 This is the fate of fools, though they are remembered as being wise. Interlude NIV 13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings. NLT 14 Like sheep, they are led to the grave, where death will be their shepherd. In the morning the godly will rule over them. Their bodies will rot in the grave, far from their grand estates. NIV 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. NLT 15 But as for me, God will redeem my life. He will snatch me from the power of the grave. Interlude NIV 15 But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself. NLT 16 So don’t be dismayed when the wicked grow rich and their homes become ever more splendid. NIV 16 Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendor of their houses increases; NLT 17 For when they die, they take nothing with them. Their wealth will not follow them into the grave. NIV 17 for they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them. NLT 18 In this life they consider themselves fortunate and are applauded for their success. NIV 18 Though while they live they count themselves blessed— and people praise you when you prosper— NLT 19 But they will die like all before them and never again see the light of day. NIV 19 they will join those who have gone before them, who will never again see the light of life. NLT 20 People who boast of their wealth don’t understand; they will die, just like animals. NIV 20 People who have wealth but lack understanding are like the beasts that perish.

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