New American Standard Bible
Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches?
King James Bible
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
Darby Bible Translation
They depend upon their wealth, and boast themselves in the abundance of their riches. ...
World English Bible
Those who trust in their wealth, and boast in the multitude of their riches--
Young's Literal Translation
Those trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They that trust in their wealth - The first reason why there was no cause of alarm is drawn Psalm 49:6-10 from the "powerlessness" of wealth, as illustrated by the fact that it can do nothing to save life or to prevent death. He refers to those who possess it as "trusting" in their wealth, or "relying on" that as the source of their power.
And boast themselves - Pride themselves; or feel conscious of safety and strength because they are rich. It is the "power" which wealth is supposed to confer, that is alluded to here.
In the multitude of their riches - The abundance of their wealth.
LibraryThe Lapse of Time.
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest."--Eccles. ix. 10. Solomon's advice that we should do whatever our hand findeth to do with our might, naturally directs our thoughts to that great work in which all others are included, which will outlive all other works, and for which alone we really are placed here below--the salvation of our souls. And the consideration of this great work, …
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Question Lxxxi of the virtue of Religion
The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
"If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,
For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD.
From men with Your hand, O LORD, From men of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly You fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance to their babes.
"Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire."
Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.
Behold, these are the wicked; And always at ease, they have increased in wealth.
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