1: To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. A Psalm. Hear this, all ye peoples, Give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world. 2: Both low and high, together rich and needy. 3: My mouth speaketh wise things, And the meditations of my heart [are] things of understanding. 4: I incline to a simile mine ear, I open with a harp my riddle: 5: Why do I fear in days of evil? The iniquity of my supplanters doth compass me. 6: Those trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish. 7: A brother doth no one at all ransom, He doth not give to God his atonement. 8: And precious [is] the redemption of their soul, And it hath ceased -- to the age. 9: And still he liveth for ever, He seeth not the pit. 10: For he seeth wise men die, Together the foolish and brutish perish, And have left to others their wealth. 11: Their heart [is]: Their houses [are] to the age, Their tabernacles to all generations. They proclaimed their names over the lands. 12: And man in honour doth not remain, He hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off. 13: This their way [is] folly for them, And their posterity with their sayings are pleased. Selah. 14: As sheep for Sheol they have set themselves, Death doth afflict them, And the upright rule over them in the morning, And their form [is] for consumption. Sheol [is] a dwelling for him. 15: Only, God doth ransom my soul from the hand of Sheol, For He doth receive me. Selah. 16: Fear not, when one maketh wealth, When the honour of his house is abundant, 17: For at his death he receiveth nothing, His honour goeth not down after him. 18: For his soul in his life he blesseth, (And they praise thee when thou dost well for thyself.) 19: It cometh to the generation of his fathers, For ever they see not the light. 20: Man in honour, who understandest not, Hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off!