10 For he sees wise men die; Likewise the fool and the senseless person perish, And leave their wealth to others. 11 Their inner thought is that their houses will last forever,[a] Their dwelling places to all generations; They call their lands after their own names. 12 Nevertheless man, though in honor, does not remain;[b] He is like the beasts that perish.
13 This is the way of those who are foolish, And of their posterity who approve their sayings. Selah 14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; Death shall feed on them; The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; And their beauty shall be consumed in the grave, far from their dwelling. 15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, For He shall receive me. Selah
16 Do not be afraid when one becomes rich, When the glory of his house is increased; 17 For when he dies he shall carry nothing away; His glory shall not descend after him.
Psalm 49:11Septuagint, Syriac, Targum, and Vulgate read Their graves shall be their houses forever.
Psalm 49:12Following Masoretic Text and Targum; Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate read understand (compare verse 20).
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