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Psalm 49:7-15 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

Truly no man can ransom himself,[a]
    or give to God the price of his life,
for the ransom of his[b] life is costly,
    and can never suffice,
that he should continue to live on for ever,
    and never see the Pit.

10 Yea, he shall see that even the wise die,
    the fool and the stupid alike must perish
    and leave their wealth to others.
11 Their graves[c] are their homes for ever,
    their dwelling places to all generations,
    though they named lands their own.
12 Man cannot abide in his pomp,
    he is like the beasts that perish.

13 This is the fate of those who have foolish confidence,
    the end of those[d] who are pleased with their portion.Selah
14 Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol;
    Death shall be their shepherd;
straight to the grave they descend,[e]
    and their form shall waste away;
    Sheol shall be their home.[f]
15 But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol,
    for he will receive me.Selah

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 49:7 Another reading is no man can ransom his brother
  2. Psalm 49:8 Gk: Heb their
  3. Psalm 49:11 Gk Syr Compare Tg: Heb their inward (thought)
  4. Psalm 49:13 Tg: Heb after them
  5. Psalm 49:14 Cn: Heb the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning
  6. Psalm 49:14 Heb uncertain
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

The Revised Standard Version of the Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1965, 1966 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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