‘Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them?
They die, yet without wisdom.’
“But if they do not hear, they shall perish by the sword
And they will die without knowledge.
“Those who hate you will be clothed with shame,
And the tent of the wicked will be no longer.”
“Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked,
And this is the place of him who does not know God.”
“Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.
“With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity;
You consume as a moth what is precious to him;
Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.
As sheep they are appointed for Sheol;
Death shall be their shepherd;
And the upright shall rule over them in the morning,
And their form shall be for Sheol to consume
So that they have no habitation.
Man in his pomp, yet without understanding,
Is like the beasts that perish.
Do not trust in princes,
In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils;
For why should he be esteemed?
“Those who see you will gaze at you,
They will ponder over you, saying,
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’
Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.
For the sun rises with a scorching wind and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.