2 49:1To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:
3 49:2Both low and high, rich and poor together.
4 49:3My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
5 49:4I will incline my ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
6 49:5Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall encompass me?
7 49:6They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
8 49:7None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
9 49:8(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
10 49:9That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
11 49:10For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
12 49:11Their 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.
13 49:12Nevertheless man being in honor abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.
14 49:13This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.
15 49:14Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.
16 49:15But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
17 49:16Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
18 49:17For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
19 49:18Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.
20 49:19He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.
21 49:20Man that is in honor, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.