Psalms Chapter 49 Young's Literal Translation

Psalms 49:1

To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. A Psalm. Hear this, all ye peoples, Give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world.

Psalms 49:2

Both low and high, together rich and needy.

Psalms 49:3

My mouth speaketh wise things, And the meditations of my heart `are' things of understanding.

Psalms 49:4

I incline to a simile mine ear, I open with a harp my riddle:

Psalms 49:5

Why do I fear in days of evil? The iniquity of my supplanters doth compass me.

Psalms 49:6

Those trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish.

Psalms 49:7

A brother doth no one at all ransom, He doth not give to God his atonement.

Psalms 49:8

And precious `is' the redemption of their soul, And it hath ceased -- to the age.

Psalms 49:9

And still he liveth for ever, He seeth not the pit.

Psalms 49:10

For he seeth wise men die, Together the foolish and brutish perish, And have left to others their wealth.

Psalms 49:11

Their heart `is': Their houses `are' to the age, Their tabernacles to all generations. They proclaimed their names over the lands.

Psalms 49:12

And man in honour doth not remain, He hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off.

Psalms 49:13

This their way `is' folly for them, And their posterity with their sayings are pleased. Selah.

Psalms 49:14

As sheep for Sheol they have set themselves, Death doth afflict them, And the upright rule over them in the morning, And their form `is' for consumption. Sheol `is' a dwelling for him.

Psalms 49:15

Only, God doth ransom my soul from the hand of Sheol, For He doth receive me. Selah.

Psalms 49:16

Fear not, when one maketh wealth, When the honour of his house is abundant,

Psalms 49:17

For at his death he receiveth nothing, His honour goeth not down after him.

Psalms 49:18

For his soul in his life he blesseth, (And they praise thee when thou dost well for thyself.)

Psalms 49:19

It cometh to the generation of his fathers, For ever they see not the light.

Psalms 49:20

Man in honour, who understandest not, Hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off!