New International Version
People, despite their wealth, do not endure; they are like the beasts that perish.
King James Bible
Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.
Darby Bible Translation
Nevertheless, man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.
World English Bible
But man, despite his riches, doesn't endure. He is like the animals that perish.
Young's Literal Translation
And man in honour doth not remain, He hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Man being in honor abideth not - However rich, wise, or honorable, they must die; and if they die not with a sure hope of eternal life, they die like beasts. See on Psalm 49:20 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
abideth. The word yalin, rendered abideth, signifies to lodge for a night. Man's continuance in the world, or in honour or distinction, resembles a traveller's lodging at an inn, whence he removes in the morning; and is frequently far more transient and evanescent.
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'Like sheep they are laid in the grave; Death shall feed on them.' --PSALM xlix. 14. 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the Throne shall feed them.' --REV. vii. 17. These two verses have a much closer parallelism in expression than appears in our Authorised Version. If you turn to the Revised Version you will find that it rightly renders the former of my texts, 'Death shall be their shepherd,' and the latter, 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall be their Shepherd.' The Old Testament …
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People who have wealth but lack understanding are like the beasts that perish.
But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler."
I also said to myself, "As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals.
Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless.
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