To the director. Of the sons of Ko′rah.+ A melody.
49 Hear this, all YOU peoples.
You rich one and you poor one together.+
3 My own mouth will speak things of wisdom,+
And the meditation of my heart will be of things of understanding.+
5 Why should I be afraid in the days of evil,+
And who keep boasting about the abundance of their riches,+
Nor give to God a ransom for him;*
That it has ceased to time indefinite)
10 For he sees that even the wise ones die,+
Together the stupid one and the unreasoning one perish,+
And they must leave to others their means of maintenance.+
Their tabernacles to generation after generation.+
They have called their landed estates by their names.+
13 This is the way of those who have stupidity,+
And of those coming after them who take pleasure in their very mouthings.* Se′lah.
And the upright ones will have them in subjection in the morning,+
15 However, God himself will redeem my soul from the hand of She′ol,+
For he will receive me. Se′lah.
16 Do not be afraid because some man gains riches,+
Because the glory of his house increases,+
17 For at his death he cannot take along anything at all;+
His glory will not go down along with him himself.+
18 For during his lifetime he kept blessing his own soul;+
(And people will laud you because you do well for yourself)+
Nevermore will they see the light.+