Thematic Bible

Psalm 49:1 (show verse)

For the music director, a psalm by the Korahites. Listen to this, all you nations! Pay attention, all you inhabitants of the world!
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Psalm 49:2 (show verse)

Pay attention, all you people, both rich and poor!
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Psalm 49:3 (show verse)

I will declare a wise saying; I will share my profound thoughts.
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Psalm 49:4 (show verse)

I will learn a song that imparts wisdom; I will then sing my insightful song to the accompaniment of a harp.

Psalm 49:5 (show verse)

Why should I be afraid in times of trouble, when the sinful deeds of deceptive men threaten to overwhelm me?

Psalm 49:6 (show verse)

They trust in their wealth and boast in their great riches.

Psalm 49:7 (show verse)

Certainly a man cannot rescue his brother; he cannot pay God an adequate ransom price

Psalm 49:8 (show verse)

(the ransom price for a human life is too high, and people go to their final destiny),

Psalm 49:9 (show verse)

so that he might continue to live forever and not experience death.

Psalm 49:10 (show verse)

Surely one sees that even wise people die; fools and spiritually insensitive people all pass away and leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 49:11 (show verse)

Their grave becomes their permanent residence, their eternal dwelling place. They name their lands after themselves,

Psalm 49:12 (show verse)

but, despite their wealth, people do not last, they are like animals that perish.

Psalm 49:13 (show verse)

This is the destiny of fools, and of those who approve of their philosophy. (Selah)

Psalm 49:14 (show verse)

They will travel to Sheol like sheep, with death as their shepherd. The godly will rule over them when the day of vindication dawns; Sheol will consume their bodies and they will no longer live in impressive houses.

Psalm 49:15 (show verse)

But God will rescue my life from the power of Sheol; certainly he will pull me to safety. (Selah)

Psalm 49:16 (show verse)

Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich and his wealth multiplies!

Psalm 49:17 (show verse)

For he will take nothing with him when he dies; his wealth will not follow him down into the grave.

Psalm 49:18 (show verse)

He pronounces this blessing on himself while he is alive: "May men praise you, for you have done well!"

Psalm 49:19 (show verse)

But he will join his ancestors; they will never again see the light of day.

Psalm 49:20 (show verse)

Wealthy people do not understand; they are like animals that perish.