For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.
listen, all who inhabit the world,h
rich and poor together.i
my heart’s meditation brings understanding.j
I explain my riddle with a lyre.k
The iniquity of my foes surrounds me.l
and boast of their abundant riches.m
7 Yet these cannot redeem a personC
or pay his ransom to Godn—
and not see the Pit.p
the foolish and stupid also pass away.q
Then they leave their wealth to others.r
11 Their graves are their permanent homes,E
their dwellings from generation to generation,
though they have named estates after themselves.s
12 But despite his assets,F mankind will not last;
he is like the animals that perish.t
and of their followers,
Death will shepherd them.
The upright will rule over them in the morning,v
and their form will waste away in Sheol,H
far from their lofty abode.w
from the power of Sheol,
for he will take me.x
his wealth will not follow him down.z
and you are acclaimed when you do well for yourselfaa—
they will never see the light.ab
but without understanding,
is like the animals that perish.ac
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