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Psalm 49

NIRV 1 Hear this, all you nations. Listen, all you who live in this world. NIV 1 Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world, NIRV 2 Listen, ordinary and important people alike. Listen, those of you who are rich or poor. NIV 2 both low and high, rich and poor alike: NIRV 3 My mouth will speak wise words. What I say from my heart will give understanding. NIV 3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding. NIRV 4 I will pay attention to a proverb. I will explain my riddle as I play the harp. NIV 4 I will turn my ear to a proverb; with the harp I will expound my riddle: NIRV 5 Why should I be afraid when trouble comes? Why should I fear when sinners are all around me? They are the kind of people who want to take advantage of me. NIV 5 Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me— NIRV 6 They trust in their wealth. They brag about how rich they are. NIV 6 those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches? NIRV 7 No man can pay for the life of anyone else. No one can give God what that would cost. NIV 7 No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them— NIRV 8 The price for a life is very high. No payment is ever enough. NIV 8 the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough— NIRV 9 No one can pay enough to live forever and not rot in the grave. NIV 9 so that they should live on forever and not see decay. NIRV 10 Everyone can see that even wise people die. Foolish and dumb people also pass away. All of them leave their wealth to others. NIV 10 For all can see that the wise die, that the foolish and the senseless also perish, leaving their wealth to others. NIRV 11 Their graves will remain their houses forever. Their graves will be their homes for all time to come. Naming lands after themselves won't help either. NIV 11 Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves. NIRV 12 Even though people may be very rich, they don't live on and on. They are like the animals. They die. NIV 12 People, despite their wealth, do not endure; they are like the beasts that perish. NIRV 13 That's what happens to those who trust in themselves. It also happens to their followers, who agree with what they say. "Selah" NIV 13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings. NIRV 14 Like sheep they will end up in the grave. Death will swallow them up. When honest people come to power, a new day will dawn. The bodies of sinners will waste away in the grave. They will end up far away from their princely houses. 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. NIRV 15 But God will save me from the grave. He will certainly take me to himself. "Selah" NIV 15 But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself. NIRV 16 Don't be upset when someone becomes rich. Don't be troubled when he becomes more and more wealthy. NIV 16 Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendor of their houses increases; NIRV 17 He won't take anything with him when he dies. His riches won't go down to the grave with him. NIV 17 for they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them. NIRV 18 While he lived, he believed he was blessed. People praised him when things were going well for him. NIV 18 Though while they live they count themselves blessed— and people praise you when you prosper— NIRV 19 But he will die, like his people of long ago. He will never again see the light that leads to life. NIV 19 they will join those who have gone before them, who will never again see the light of life. NIRV 20 People who have riches but don't understand are like the animals. They die. NIV 20 People who have wealth but lack understanding are like the beasts that perish.

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