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Psalm 49 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:1 - Listen to this, all you nations! Pay attention, all you inhabitants of the world!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:2 - Pay attention, all you people, both rich and poor!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:3 - I will declare a wise saying; I will share my profound thoughts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:4 - I will learn a song that imparts wisdom; I will then sing my insightful song to the accompaniment of a harp.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:5 - Why should I be afraid in times of trouble, when the sinful deeds of deceptive men threaten to overwhelm me?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:6 - They trust in their wealth and boast in their great riches.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:7 - Certainly a man cannot rescue his brother; he cannot pay God an adequate ransom price
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:8 - (the ransom price for a human life is too high, and people go to their final destiny),
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:9 - so that he might continue to live forever and not experience death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:10 - Surely one sees that even wise people die; fools and spiritually insensitive people all pass away and leave their wealth to others.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:11 - Their grave becomes their permanent residence, their eternal dwelling place. They name their lands after themselves,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:12 - but, despite their wealth, people do not last, they are like animals that perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:13 - This is the destiny of fools, and of those who approve of their philosophy. (Selah)
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:14 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:15 - But God will rescue my life from the power of Sheol; certainly he will pull me to safety. (Selah)
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:16 - Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich and his wealth multiplies!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:17 - For he will take nothing with him when he dies; his wealth will not follow him down into the grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:18 - He pronounces this blessing on himself while he is alive: "May men praise you, for you have done well!"
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:19 - But he will join his ancestors; they will never again see the light of day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:20 - Wealthy people do not understand; they are like animals that perish.

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Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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