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Psalm 49 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:1 - To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. Hear this, all peoples! Give ear, all inhabitants of the world,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:2 - both low and high, rich and poor together!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:3 - My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:4 - I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:5 - Why should I fear in times of trouble, when the iniquity of my persecutors surrounds me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:6 - men who trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:7 - Truly no man can ransom himself, or give to God the price of his life,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:8 - for the ransom of his life is costly, and can never suffice,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:9 - that he should continue to live on for ever, and never see the Pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:10 - Yea, he shall see that even the wise die, the fool and the stupid alike must perish and leave their wealth to others.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:11 - Their graves are their homes for ever, their dwelling places to all generations, though they named lands their own.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:12 - Man cannot abide in his pomp, he is like the beasts that perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:13 - This is the fate of those who have foolish confidence, the end of those who are pleased with their portion. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:14 - Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; straight to the grave they descend, and their form shall waste away; Sheol shall be their home.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:15 - But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:16 - Be not afraid when one becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:17 - For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:18 - Though, while he lives, he counts himself happy, and though a man gets praise when he does well for himself,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:19 - he will go to the generation of his fathers, who will never more see the light.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:20 - Man cannot abide in his pomp, he is like the beasts that perish.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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

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