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For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.
listen, all who inhabit the world, z
2 both low and high, a
rich and poor together. b
my heart’s meditation brings understanding. c
I explain my riddle with a lyre. d
The iniquity of my foes surrounds me. e
and boast of their abundant riches. f
7 Yet these cannot redeem a person g
or pay his ransom to God h—
foolish and stupid men also pass away. l
Then they leave their wealth to others. m
11 Their graves are their eternal homes, n
their homes from generation to generation,
though they have named estates after themselves. o
12 But despite his assets, p man will not last;
he is like the animals that perish. q
and of their followers,
14 Like sheep they are headed for * Sheol;
Death will shepherd them.
The upright will rule over them in the morning, t
and their form will waste away in Sheol, u
far from their lofty abode. v
from the power of Sheol,
for He will take me. w Selah
and people praise you when you do well for yourself b—
they will never see the light. c
20 A man with valuable possessions d
but without understanding
is like the animals that perish. e
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