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Psalm 49 (WEBP)

[1] Hear this, all you peoples. Listen, all you inhabitants of the world,
[2] both low and high, rich and poor together.
[3] My mouth will speak words of wisdom. My heart will utter understanding.
[4] I will incline my ear to a proverb. I will solve my riddle on the harp.
[5] Why should I fear in the days of evil, when iniquity at my heels surrounds me?
[6] Those who trust in their wealth, and boast in the multitude of their riches—
[7] none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give God a ransom for him.
[8] For the redemption of their life is costly, no payment is ever enough,
[9] that he should live on forever, that he should not see corruption.
[10] For he sees that wise men die; likewise the fool and the senseless perish, and leave their wealth to others.
[11] Their inward thought is that their houses will endure forever, and their dwelling places to all generations. They name their lands after themselves.
[12] But man, despite his riches, doesn’t endure. He is like the animals that perish.
[13] This is the destiny of those who are foolish, and of those who approve their sayings. Selah.
[14] They are appointed as a flock for Sheol.° Death shall be their shepherd. The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning. Their beauty shall decay in Sheol,° far from their mansion.
[15] But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol,° for he will receive me. Selah.
[16] Don’t be afraid when a man is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
[17] for when he dies he will carry nothing away. His glory won’t descend after him.
[18] Though while he lived he blessed his soul— and men praise you when you do well for yourself—
[19] he shall go to the generation of his fathers. They shall never see the light.
[20] A man who has riches without understanding, is like the animals that perish.

Psalm 49:14a Sheol is the place of the dead.
Psalm 49:14b Sheol is the place of the dead.
Psalm 49:15 Sheol is the place of the dead.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 49 (KJVS)

[1] «To the chief Musician H5329 (8764), A Psalm H4210 for the sons H1121 of Korah H7141.» Hear H8085 (8798) this, all [ye] people H5971; give ear H238 (8685), all [ye] inhabitants H3427 (8802) of the world H2465:
[2] Both low H1121 H120 and high H1121 H376, rich H6223 and poor H34, together H3162.
[3] My mouth H6310 shall speak H1696 (8762) of wisdom H2454; and the meditation H1900 of my heart H3820 [shall be] of understanding H8394.
[4] I will incline H5186 (8686) mine ear H241 to a parable H4912: I will open H6605 (8799) my dark saying H2420 upon the harp H3658.
[5] Wherefore should I fear H3372 (8799) in the days H3117 of evil H7451, [when] the iniquity H5771 of my heels H6120 shall compass H5437 (8799) me about?
[6] They that trust H982 (8802) in their wealth H2428, and boast H1984 (8691) themselves in the multitude H7230 of their riches H6239;
[7] None [of them] can H376 by any means H6299 (8800) redeem H6299 (8799) his brother H251, nor give H5414 (8799) to God H430 a ransom H3724 for him:
[8] (For the redemption H6306 of their soul H5315 [is] precious H3365 (8799), and it ceaseth H2308 (8804) for ever H5769:)
[9] That he should still live H2421 (8799) for ever H5331, [and] not see H7200 (8799) corruption H7845.
[10] For he seeth H7200 (8799) [that] wise men H2450 die H4191 (8799), likewise H3162 the fool H3684 and the brutish person H1198 perish H6 (8799), and leave H5800 (8804) their wealth H2428 to others H312.
[11] Their inward H7130 thought [is, that] their houses H1004 [shall continue] for ever H5769, [and] their dwelling H4908 places to all H1755 generations H1755; they call H7121 (8804) [their] lands H127 after their own names H8034.
[12] Nevertheless man H120 [being] in honour H3366 abideth H3885 (8799) not: he is like H4911 (8738) the beasts H929 [that] perish H1820 (8738).
[13] This their way H1870 [is] their folly H3689: yet their posterity H310 approve H7521 (8799) their sayings H6310. Selah H5542.
[14] Like sheep H6629 they are laid H8371 (8804) in the grave H7585; death H4194 shall feed H7462 (8799) on them; and the upright H3477 shall have dominion H7287 (8799) over them in the morning H1242; and their beauty H6697 (8675) H6736 shall consume H1086 (8763) in the grave H7585 from their dwelling H2073.
[15] But God H430 will redeem H6299 (8799) my soul H5315 from the power H3027 of the grave H7585: for he shall receive H3947 (8799) me. Selah H5542.
[16] Be not thou afraid H3372 (8799) when one H376 is made rich H6238 (8686), when the glory H3519 of his house H1004 is increased H7235 (8799);
[17] For when he dieth H4194 he shall carry nothing away H3947 (8799): his glory H3519 shall not descend H3381 (8799) after H310 him.
[18] Though while he lived H2416 he blessed H1288 (8762) his soul H5315: and [men] will praise H3034 (8686) thee, when thou doest well H3190 (8686) to thyself.
[19] He shall go H935 (8799) to the generation H1755 of his fathers H1; they shall never H3808 H5331 see H7200 (8799) light H216.
[20] Man H120 [that is] in honour H3366, and understandeth H995 (8799) not, is like H4911 (8738) the beasts H929 [that] perish H1820 (8738).

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 49 (YLT)

[1] 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!