Psalms Chapter 49 Darby English Bible

Psalms 49:1

{To the chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. A Psalm.} Hear this, all ye peoples; give ear, all inhabitants of the world:

Psalms 49:2

Both men of low and men of high degree, rich and poor alike.

Psalms 49:3

My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding:

Psalms 49:4

I will incline mine ear to a parable, I will open my riddle upon the harp.

Psalms 49:5

Wherefore should I fear in the days of adversity, [when] the iniquity of my supplanters encompasseth me? --

Psalms 49:6

They depend upon their wealth, and boast themselves in the abundance of their riches. ...

Psalms 49:7

None can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him,

Psalms 49:8

(For the redemption of their soul is costly, and must be given up for ever,)

Psalms 49:9

That he should still live perpetually, [and] not see corruption.

Psalms 49:10

For he seeth that wise men die; all alike, the fool and the brutish perish, and they leave their wealth to others.

Psalms 49:11

Their inward thought is, that their houses are for ever,their dwelling-places from generation to generation: they call the lands after their own names.

Psalms 49:12

Nevertheless, man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

Psalms 49:13

This their way is their folly, yet they that come after them delight in their sayings. Selah.

Psalms 49:14

Like sheep are they laid in Sheol: Death feedeth on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their comeliness shall be for Sheol to consume, that there be no habitation for them.

Psalms 49:15

But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol: for he will receive me. Selah.

Psalms 49:16

Be not afraid when a man becometh rich, when the glory of his house is increased:

Psalms 49:17

For when he dieth, he shall carry nothing away; his glory shall not descend after him.

Psalms 49:18

Though he blessed his soul in his lifetime, -- and men will praise thee when thou doest well to thyself, --

Psalms 49:19

It shall go to the generation of his fathers: they shall never see light.

Psalms 49:20

Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.