第 49 章
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world,
both low and high, rich and poor alike:
My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the utterance from my heart will give understanding.
I will turn my ear to a proverb; with the harp I will expound my riddle:
Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me--
those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches?
7. 一個也無法贖自己的弟兄、也不能替他將贖價給 神、
No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him--
the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough--
that he should live on forever and not see decay.
For all can see that wise men die; the foolish and the senseless alike perish and leave their wealth to others.
Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves.
But man, despite his riches, does not endure; he is like the beasts that perish.
This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings. Selah
Like sheep they are destined for the grave, and death will feed on them. The upright will rule over them in the morning; their forms will decay in the grave, far from their princely mansions.
15. 只是 神必救贖我的靈魂、脫離陰間的權柄、因他必收納我。〔細拉〕
But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself. Selah
Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases;
for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him.
Though while he lived he counted himself blessed--and men praise you when you prosper--
he will join the generation of his fathers, who will never see the light of life.
A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish.