Unto the end: a Psalm for the sons of Korah.
Hear this, all ye nations; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world.
All ye that are born of earth, and ye sons of men; rich and poor together.
My mouth shall speak of wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my dark saying upon the psaltery.
Wherefore should I fear in the day of evil? The iniquity at my heel shall compass me about.
There be some that trust in their strength, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches.
A brother cannot redeem; shall a man redeem? He shall not give to God a ransom for himself, nor the price of the redemption of his soul, even though he hath laboured for ever, and shall live unto the end.
For he shall not see corruption, when he seeth wise men dying.
The senseless and the fool shall perish together, and leave their wealth to others.
And their graves shall be their houses for ever, their dwelling places from generation to generation; though they have called their lands after their own names.
Nevertheless man being in honour understood not; he is compared to the senseless cattle, and is become like unto them.
This their way is a stumbling block for them, yet afterwards they shall please themselves with their mouth.
Like sheep they are laid in Hades; death shall be their shepherd.
And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning, and their help shall wax old in Hades from their glory.
But God will redeem my soul from the hand of Hades, when He receiveth me.
Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, nor when the glory of his house is increased.
For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away; his glory shall not descend with him.
For in his life his soul shall be blessed; he will give Thee thanks when Thou doest well to him.
He shall go into the generation of his fathers; he shall never see light.
But man that is in honour, understood not; he is compared to the senseless cattle, and is become like unto them.