49:1 For the Leader; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.
49:2 Hear this, all ye peoples; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world,
49:3 Both low and high, rich and poor together.
49:4 My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
49:5 I will incline mine ear to a parable; I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
49:6 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my supplanters compasseth me about,
49:7 Of them that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches?
49:8 No man can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him--
49:9 For too costly is the redemption of their soul, and must be let alone for ever--
49:10 That he should still live alway, that he should not see the pit.
49:11 For he seeth that wise men die, the fool and the brutish together perish, and leave their wealth to others.
49:12 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.
49:13 But man abideth not in honour; he is like the beasts that perish.
49:14 This is the way of them that are foolish, and of those who after them approve their sayings. Selah
49:15 Like sheep they are appointed for the nether-world; death shall be their shepherd; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their form shall be for the nether-world to wear away, that there be no habitation for it.
49:16 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the nether-world; for He shall receive me. Selah
49:17 Be not thou afraid when one waxeth rich, when the wealth of his house is increased;
49:18 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away; his wealth shall not descend after him.
49:19 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: 'Men will praise thee, when thou shalt do well to thyself';
49:20 It shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see the light.
49:21 Man that is in honour understandeth not; he is like the beasts that perish.
lamnatsêach libhnêy-qorach mizmor
49:1 lamnatsêach libhnêy-qorach mizmor
49:2 shim`u-zo'th kol-hâ`ammiym ha'aziynu kol-yoshebhêy châledh
49:3 gam-benêy 'âdhâm gam-benêy-'iysh yachadh `âshiyr ve'ebhyon
49:4 piy yedhabbêr châkhmoth vehâghuthlibbiy thebhunoth
49:5 'atheh lemâshâl 'âzniy 'ephtach bekhinnor chiydhâthiy
49:6 lâmmâh 'iyrâ' biymêy râ` `avon `aqêbhay yesubbêniy
49:7 habbothechiym`al-chêylâm ubherobh `âshrâm yithhallâlu
49:8 'âch lo'-phâdhoh yiphdeh 'iyshlo'-yittên lê'lohiym kophro
49:9 veyêqar pidhyon naphshâm vechâdhalle`olâm
49:10 viychiy-`odh lânetsach lo' yir'eh hashâchath
49:11 kiy yir'ehchakhâmiym yâmuthu yachadh kesiyl vâbha`ar yo'bhêdhu ve`âzbhula'achêriym chêylâm
49:12 qirbâm bâttêymo le`olâm mishkenothâm ledhorvâdhor qâr'u bhishmothâm `alêy 'adhâmoth
49:13 ve'âdhâm biyqâr bal-yâliynnimshal kabbehêmoth nidhmu
49:14 zeh dharkâm kêsel lâmo ve'acharêyhembephiyhem yirtsu selâh
49:15 katso'n lish'ol shattu mâveth yir`êm vayyirdubhâm yeshâriym labboqer vetsiyrâm [v][tsurâm] lebhalloth she'ol mizzebhullo
49:16 'akh-'elohiym yiphdeh naphshiy miyyadh-she'ol kiy yiqqâchêniyselâh
49:17 'al-tiyrâ' kiy-ya`ashir 'iysh kiy-yirbeh kebhodh bêytho
49:18 kiylo' bhemotho yiqqach hakkol lo'-yêrêdh 'acharâyv kebhodho
49:19 kiy-naphshobechayyâyv yebhârêkh veyodhukha kiy-thêythiybh lâkh
49:20 tâbho' `adh-dor'abhothâyv `adh-nêtsach lo' yir'u-'or
49:21 'âdhâm biyqâr velo' yâbhiynnimshal kabbehêmoth nidhmu
version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.
The text is in the public domain.
Source for English: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jps/psa.htm
Source for transliteration: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/tv/psa.htm
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