Psalms - Chapter 49

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And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.
Mark 12:30



Book of Psalms - Chapter 49

Psalms 49:1

To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. Hear this, all [ye] people; give ear, all [ye] inhabitants of the world:

Psalms 49:2

Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

Psalms 49:3

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart [shall be] of understanding.

Psalms 49:4

I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

Psalms 49:5

Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, [when] the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

Psalms 49:6

They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Psalms 49:7

None [of them] can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

Psalms 49:8

(For the redemption of their soul [is] precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

Psalms 49:9

That he should still live for ever, [and] not see corruption.

Psalms 49:10

For he seeth [that] wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

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.

Psalms 49:12

Nevertheless man [being] in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts [that] perish.

Psalms 49:13

This their way [is] their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

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.

Psalms 49:15

But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

Psalms 49:16

Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

Psalms 49:17

For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.

Psalms 49:18

Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and [men] will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.

Psalms 49:19

He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.

Psalms 49:20

Man [that is] in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts [that] perish.