give ear, all you inhabitants of the world,
rich and poor together.
and the meditation of my heart will be understanding.
I will ⌊propound⌋b my riddle on a lyre.
5 Why should I fear in ⌊times of calamity⌋,c
when iniquity surrounds me at my heels,
and boast about the abundance of their riches?
He cannot give to God his ransom
8 (sinced the redemption price for their life is costly
and it always fails),
and not see the pit.
together with the fool and brute they perish,
and leave their wealth to the next generation.
their dwelling places from generation to generation.
They ⌊name⌋e their lands by their own names.
He is like the beasts that perish.
13 This is the journeyf of those who have foolish confidence,
and those after them who accept their sayings. Selah
death will shepherd them.
But the upright will rule over them in the morning,
and their forms will be for Sheol to consume,
far from his lofty abode.
from the ⌊power⌋g of Sheol,
because he will receive me. Selah
when the wealthh of his house increases,
His wealth will not follow down after him.
—and people will praise you when you do well for yourself—
19 iti will go to the generation of his fathers.
Never will they see light.
is like the beasts that perish.
Literally “the days of evil”
That is, his soul