Psalm 49:2
New International Version
both low and high, rich and poor alike:

New Living Translation
High and low, rich and poor—listen!

English Standard Version
both low and high, rich and poor together!

Berean Study Bible
both low and high, rich and poor alike.

King James Bible
Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

New King James Version
Both low and high, Rich and poor together.

New American Standard Bible
Both low and high, Rich and poor together.

NASB 1995
Both low and high, Rich and poor together.

NASB 1977
Both low and high, Rich and poor together.

Amplified Bible
Both low and high, Rich and poor together:

Christian Standard Bible
both low and high, rich and poor together.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
both low and high, rich and poor together.

American Standard Version
Both low and high, Rich and poor together.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Children of Earth and the children of men together, the rich and the poor,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
both the sons of mean men, and sons of great men; the rich and poor man together.

Contemporary English Version
Listen, no matter who you are, rich or poor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men: both rich and poor together.

English Revised Version
Both low and high, rich and poor together.

Good News Translation
great and small alike, rich and poor together.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
common people and important ones, rich people and poor ones.

International Standard Version
both average people and those of means, the rich and the poor together.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Both low and high, Rich and poor together.

Literal Standard Version
Both low and high, together rich and needy.

NET Bible
Pay attention, all you people, both rich and poor!

New Heart English Bible
both low and high, rich and poor together.

World English Bible
both low and high, rich and poor together.

Young's Literal Translation
Both low and high, together rich and needy.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Evanescence of Wealth
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all inhabitants of the world, 2both low and high, rich and poor alike. 3My mouth will impart wisdom, and the meditation of my heart will bring understanding.…

Cross References
Psalm 62:9
Lowborn men are but a vapor, the exalted but a lie. Weighed on the scale, they go up; together they are but a vapor.

Isaiah 2:9
So mankind is brought low, and man is humbled--do not forgive them!

Jeremiah 17:20
Say to them, 'Hear the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, all people of Judah and Jerusalem who enter through these gates.


Treasury of Scripture

Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

Psalm 62:9
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

1 Samuel 2:7,8
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up…

Job 34:19
How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.









(2) Both high and low.--The two Hebrew expressions here used, bene-adam and bene-ish, answer to one another much as homo and vir in Latin. The LXX. and Vulg., taking adam in its primary sense, render "sons of the soil and sons of men." Symmachus makes the expressions stand for men in general and men as individuals.

Shall be of understanding.--The copula supplied by the Authorised Version is unnecessary. The word rendered meditation may mean, from its etymology, "muttered thoughts," and it is quite consistent to say, my musings speak of understanding. So LXX. and Vulgate.

Verse 2. - Both high and low, rich and poor, together. The teaching of the psalm concerns all ranks alike. To the great and rich it will carry warning; to the poor and lowly, consolation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
both
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

low and high,
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

rich
עָשִׁ֥יר (‘ā·šîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6223: Rich

and poor
וְאֶבְיֽוֹן׃ (wə·’eḇ·yō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 34: In want, needy, poor

alike.
יַ֝֗חַד (ya·ḥaḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3162: A unit, unitedly


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