To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.
Rich and poor together.
And the meditation of my heart shall give understanding.
I will disclose my 1dark saying on the harp.
When the iniquity at my heels surrounds me?
6 Those who atrust in their wealth
And boast in the multitude of their riches,
Nor bgive to God a ransom for him—
8 For cthe redemption of their souls is costly,
And it shall cease forever—
Likewise the fool and the senseless person perish,
And leave their wealth to others.
11 3Their inner thought is that their houses will last forever,
Their dwelling places to all generations;
They ecall their lands after their own names.
12 Nevertheless man, though in honor, does not 4remain;
He is like the beasts that perish.
13 This is the way of those who are ffoolish,
And of their posterity who approve their sayings.
Death shall feed on them;
gThe upright shall have dominion over them in the morning;
For He shall jreceive me.
When the glory of his house is increased;
His glory shall not descend after him.
18 Though while he lives khe blesses himself
(For men will praise you when you do well for yourself),
mIs like the beasts that perish.
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