Thematic Bible

Psalm 49:1 (show verse)

Hear this, all peoples;
Listen carefully, all inhabitants of the world,
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Psalm 49:2 (show verse)

Both low and high,
Rich and poor together:
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Psalm 49:3 (show verse)

My mouth will speak wisdom,
And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.
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Psalm 49:4 (show verse)

I will incline my ear and consent to a proverb;
On the lyre I will unfold my riddle.

Psalm 49:5 (show verse)

Why should I fear in the days of evil,
When the wickedness of those who would betray me surrounds me [on every side],

Psalm 49:6 (show verse)

Even those who trust in and rely on their wealth
And boast of the abundance of their riches?

Psalm 49:7 (show verse)

None of them can by any means redeem [either himself or] his brother,
Nor give to God a ransom for him—

Psalm 49:8 (show verse)

For the ransom of his soul is too costly,
And he should cease trying forever—

Psalm 49:9 (show verse)

So that he should live on eternally,
That he should never see the pit (grave) and undergo decay.

Psalm 49:10 (show verse)

For he sees that even wise men die;
The fool and the stupid alike perish
And leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 49:11 (show verse)

Their inward thought is that their houses will continue forever,
And their dwelling places to all generations;
They have named their lands after their own names [ignoring God].

Psalm 49:12 (show verse)

But man, with all his [self] honor and pomp, will not endure;
He is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 49:13 (show verse)

This is the fate of those who are foolishly confident,
And of those after them who approve [and are influenced by] their words. Selah.

Psalm 49:14 (show verse)

Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead);
Death will be their shepherd;
And the upright shall rule over them in the morning,
And their form and beauty shall be for Sheol to consume,
So that they have no dwelling [on earth].

Psalm 49:15 (show verse)

But God will redeem my life from the power of Sheol,
For He will receive me. Selah.

Psalm 49:16 (show verse)

Be not afraid when [an ungodly] man becomes rich,
When the wealth and glory of his house are increased;

Psalm 49:17 (show verse)

For when he dies he will carry nothing away;
His glory will not descend after him.

Psalm 49:18 (show verse)

Though while he lives he counts himself happy and prosperous—
And though people praise you when you do well for yourself—

Psalm 49:19 (show verse)

He shall go to the generation of his fathers;
They shall never again see the light.

Psalm 49:20 (show verse)

A man [who is held] in honor,
Yet who lacks [spiritual] understanding and a teachable heart, is like the beasts that perish.