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49:1 To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. A Psalm. Hear this, all ye peoples, Give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world.
49:2 Both low and high, together rich and needy.
49:3 My mouth speaketh wise things, And the meditations of my heart `are' things of understanding.
49:4 I incline to a simile mine ear, I open with a harp my riddle:
49:5 Why do I fear in days of evil? The iniquity of my supplanters doth compass me.
49:6 Those trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish.
49:7 A brother doth no one at all ransom, He doth not give to God his atonement.
49:8 And precious `is' the redemption of their soul, And it hath ceased -- to the age.
49:9 And still he liveth for ever, He seeth not the pit.
49:10 For he seeth wise men die, Together the foolish and brutish perish, And have left to others their wealth.
49:11 Their heart `is': Their houses `are' to the age, Their tabernacles to all generations. They proclaimed their names over the lands.
49:12 And man in honour doth not remain, He hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off.
49:13 This their way `is' folly for them, And their posterity with their sayings are pleased. Selah.
49:14 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.
49:15 Only, God doth ransom my soul from the hand of Sheol, For He doth receive me. Selah.
49:16 Fear not, when one maketh wealth, When the honour of his house is abundant,
49:17 For at his death he receiveth nothing, His honour goeth not down after him.
49:18 For his soul in his life he blesseth, (And they praise thee when thou dost well for thyself.)
49:19 It cometh to the generation of his fathers, For ever they see not the light.
49:20 Man in honour, who understandest not, Hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off!
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