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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