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Psalm 49 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:1 - To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. A Psalm. Hear this, all ye peoples, Give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:2 - Both low and high, together rich and needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:3 - My mouth speaketh wise things, And the meditations of my heart are things of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:4 - I incline to a simile mine ear, I open with a harp my riddle:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:5 - Why do I fear in days of evil? The iniquity of my supplanters doth compass me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:6 - Those trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:7 - A brother doth no one at all ransom, He doth not give to God his atonement.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:8 - And precious is the redemption of their soul, And it hath ceased -- to the age.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:9 - And still he liveth for ever, He seeth not the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:10 - For he seeth wise men die, Together the foolish and brutish perish, And have left to others their wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:11 - Their heart is: Their houses are to the age, Their tabernacles to all generations. They proclaimed their names over the lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:12 - And man in honour doth not remain, He hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:13 - This their way is folly for them, And their posterity with their sayings are pleased. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:15 - Only, God doth ransom my soul from the hand of Sheol, For He doth receive me. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:16 - Fear not, when one maketh wealth, When the honour of his house is abundant,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:17 - For at his death he receiveth nothing, His honour goeth not down after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:18 - For his soul in his life he blesseth, (And they praise thee when thou dost well for thyself.)
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:19 - It cometh to the generation of his fathers, For ever they see not the light.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:20 - Man in honour, who understandest not, Hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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