The Redemption of the Soul - Psalm 49

Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of  the world:  Psalm 49:1  KJV

Psalm 49:2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.  

Psalm 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart  shall be of understanding.  

Psalm 49:4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying  upon the harp.  

Psalm 49:5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity  of my heels shall compass me about?  

Psalm 49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the  multitude of their riches;  

Psalm 49:7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to  God a ransom for him:  

Psalm 49:8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth  for ever:)  

Psalm 49:9 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.  

Psalm 49:10 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the  brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.  

Psalm 49:11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue  for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they  call their lands after their own names.  

Psalm 49:12 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the  beasts that perish.  

Psalm 49:13 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve  their sayings. Selah.  

Psalm 49:14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on  them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the  morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their  dwelling.  

Psalm 49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he  shall receive me. Selah.  

Psalm 49:16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his  house is increased;    

Psalm 49:17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall  not descend after him.  

Psalm 49:18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will  praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.  

Psalm 49:19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never  see light.  

Psalm 49:20 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the  beasts that perish.  KJV

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