Psalm 49:17

17 for they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them.

Read Psalm 49:17 Using Other Translations

For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him.
For when they die, they take nothing with them. Their wealth will not follow them into the grave.

What does Psalm 49:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 49:17

For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away
Such men, with all their riches and honour, must die; therefore why should men be afraid of them? or wherein are they to be accounted of, whose breath is in their nostrils? nor can they carry either of them with them; their riches will be of no profit to them after death, when they will be upon a level with the poor, who will have nothing to fear from them; see ( 1 Timothy 6:7 ) ;

his glory shall not descend after him;
either into the grave, the pit of corruption, the lower part of the earth, where kings, princes, counsellors, and peasants, are all alike, ( Job 3:14 Job 3:15 Job 3:19 ) ; or into hell, where are no titles of honour, nor respect of persons; no Pharaoh king of Egypt, or Sennacherib king of Assyria, there; but plain Pharaoh see ( Ezekiel 32:31 Ezekiel 32:32 ) .

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