Psalms 49

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