kjv@Psalms:49:3@ My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
kjv@Psalms:49:4@ I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
kjv@Psalms:49:5@ Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?
kjv@Psalms:49:6@ They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
kjv@Psalms:49:7@ None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
kjv@Psalms:49:8@ (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
kjv@Psalms:49:9@ That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
kjv@Psalms:49:10@ For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
kjv@Psalms:49:11@ Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.
kjv@Psalms:49:12@ Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.
kjv@Psalms:49:13@ This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.
kjv@Psalms:49:14@ Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.
kjv@Psalms:49:15@ But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
kjv@Psalms:49:16@ Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
kjv@Psalms:49:17@ For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
kjv@Psalms:49:18@ Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.
kjv@Psalms:49:19@ He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.
kjv@Psalms:49:20@ Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.