Psalm 49
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1TO THE OVERSEER. A PSALM OF THE SONS OF KORAH. Hear this, all you peoples, "" Give ear, all you inhabitants of the world.

2Both low and high, together rich and needy.

3My mouth speaks wise things, "" And the meditations of my heart [are] things of understanding.

4I incline my ear to an allegory, "" I open my riddle with a harp:

5Why do I fear in days of evil? The iniquity of my supplanters surrounds me.

6Those trusting on their wealth, "" And in the multitude of their riches, "" Show themselves foolish.

7A brother ransoms no one at all, "" He does not give to God his atonement.

8And precious [is] the redemption of their soul, "" And it has ceased for all time.

9And still he lives forever, "" He does not see the pit.

10For he sees wise men die, "" Together the foolish and brutish perish, "" And have left their wealth to others.

11Their heart [is that] their houses [are] for all time, "" Their dwelling places from generation to generation. They proclaimed their names over the lands.

12And man does not remain in honor, "" He has been like the beasts, they have been cut off.

13This their way [is] folly for them, "" And their posterity are pleased with their sayings. Selah.

14They have set themselves as sheep for Sheol, "" Death afflicts them, "" And the upright rule over them in the morning, "" And their form [is] for consumption. Sheol [is] a dwelling for him.

15Only, God ransoms my soul from the hand of Sheol, "" For He receives me. Selah.

16Do not fear when one makes wealth, "" When the glory of his house is abundant,

17For at his death he receives nothing, "" His glory does not go down after him.

18For he blesses his soul in his life "" (And they praise you when you do well for yourself).

19It comes to the generation of his fathers, "" They do not see the light forever.

20Man in honor, who does not understand, "" Has been like the beasts, they have been cut off!

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