14 For (A)He Himself knows [a]our form;
He (B)is mindful that we are nothing but (C)dust.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 103:14 I.e., what we are made of

I (A)sought the Lord and He answered me,
And (B)rescued me from all my fears.

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16 Your (A)eyes have seen my formless substance;
And in (B)Your book were written
All the (C)days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.

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No one can by any means (A)redeem another
Or give God a (B)ransom for him—
For (C)the redemption of [a]his soul is priceless,
And he should cease imagining forever—
That he might (D)live on eternally,
That he might not [b](E)undergo decay.

10 For he sees that even (F)wise people die;
The (G)foolish and the stupid alike perish
And (H)leave their wealth to others.
11 Their [c](I)inner thought is that their houses (J)are forever
And their dwelling places to all generations;
They have (K)named their lands after their own names.
12 But (L)man in his splendor will not endure;
He is like the animals that [d]perish.

13 This is the (M)way of those who are foolish,
And of those after them who (N)approve their words. Selah
14 Like sheep they sink down (O)to [e]Sheol;
Death will be their shepherd;
And the (P)upright will rule over them in the morning,
And their form shall be for [f]Sheol (Q)to consume
[g]So that they have no lofty home.
15 But God will (R)redeem my soul from the [h]power of [i]Sheol,
For (S)He will receive me. Selah

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 49:8 Lit their
  2. Psalm 49:9 Or see corruption; lit see the pit
  3. Psalm 49:11 Some ancient versions graves are their houses
  4. Psalm 49:12 Lit are destroyed
  5. Psalm 49:14 I.e., the netherworld
  6. Psalm 49:14 I.e., the netherworld
  7. Psalm 49:14 Lit Away from his habitation
  8. Psalm 49:15 Lit hand
  9. Psalm 49:15 I.e., the netherworld