Psalms 49:11

11 Their tombs will remain their houses[a] forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had[b] named lands after themselves.

Psalms 49:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.
ESV
11 Their graves are their homes forever, their dwelling places to all generations, though they called lands by their own names.
NLT
11 The grave is their eternal home, where they will stay forever. They may name their estates after themselves,
MSG
11 They leave all their prowess behind, move into their new home, The Coffin, The cemetery their permanent address. And to think they named counties after themselves!
CSB
11 Their graves are their eternal homes, their homes from generation to generation, though they have named estates after themselves.

Psalms 49:11 In-Context

9 so that they should live on forever and not see decay.
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 houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves.
12 People, despite their wealth, do not endure; they are like the beasts that perish.
13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Mark 5:3; Luke 8:27
  • 2. Psalms 106:31
  • 3. Genesis 4:17; S Deuteronomy 3:14

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew "In their thoughts their houses will remain"
  • [b]. Or "generations," / "for they have"
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