Young's Literal Translation
Psalms, Chapter 49

   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!

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