The Holy Bible, King James Version Revised

The Book of Psalms


Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:
    2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.
    3 My mouth shall speak wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
    4 I will incline mine ear to a proverb: I will put forth my riddle upon the harp.
    5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my foes shall compass me about?
    6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves of the multitude of their riches;
    7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
    8 (For the redemption of his soul is costly, and it is beyond his power for ever:)
    9 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
    10 For he seeth that wise men die, the fool and the ignorant person alike perish, and leave their wealth to others.
    11 Their are their houses for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations, though they call their lands after their own names.
    12 Nevertheless man in his pomp abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.
    13 This is the way of them that are foolish: and of their posterity which approve their sayings. Selah.
    14 Like sheep they are appointed for the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their form shall decay in the grave, far from their dwelling.
    15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
    16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
    17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
    18 Though while he lived he called himself blessed: and though men praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.
    19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see the light.
    20 Man in his pomp, and yet without understanding, is like the beasts that perish.


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