Psalms 49

49:1 Hear this, all ye peoples; Give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world,
49:2 Both low and high, Rich and poor together.
49:3 My mouth shall speak wisdom; And the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
49:4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
49:5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, When iniquity at my heels compasseth me about?
49:6 They that trust in their wealth, And boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
49:7 None `of them' can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him;
49:8 (For the redemption of their life is costly, And it faileth for ever;)
49:9 That he should still live alway, That he should not see corruption.
49:10 For he shall see it. Wise men die; The fool and the brutish alike perish, And leave their wealth to others.
49:11 Their inward thought is, `that' their houses `shall continue' for ever, `And' their dwelling-places to all generations; They call their lands after their own names.
49:12 But man `being' in honor abideth not: He is like the beasts that perish.
49:13 This their way is their folly: Yet after them men approve their sayings. Selah
49:14 They are appointed as a flock for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; And their beauty shall be for Sheol to consume, That there be no habitation for it.
49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol; For he will receive me. Selah
49:16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, When the glory of his house is increased.
49:17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away; His glory shall not descend after him.
49:18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul (And men praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself,)
49:19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; They shall never see the light.
49:20 Man that is in honor, and understandeth not, Is like the beasts that perish. Psalm 50 A Psalm of Asaph.