Psalms 49:10

“For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the foole, and the brutish person perish, and leaue their wealth to others.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For he sees {that even} wise men die; The stupid and the senseless alike perish And leave their wealth to others.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he shall see it. Wise men die; The fool and the brutish alike perish, And leave their wealth to others.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For he sees that wise men come to their end, and foolish persons of low behaviour come to destruction together, letting their wealth go to others.
- Basic English Bible

For he seeth that wise men die; all alike, the fool and the brutish perish, and they leave their wealth to others.
- Darby Bible

For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
- Webster's Bible

For he sees that wise men die; likewise the fool and the senseless perish, and leave their wealth to others.
- World English Bible

For he seeth wise men die, Together the foolish and brutish perish, And have left to others their wealth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(49:11) For he seeth that wise men die, the fool and the brutish together perish, and leave their wealth to others.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 49:10


49:10 He seeth - Every man sees that all men die, the wise and the foolish; the evil and the good. To others - He saith not to sons or kindred; but to others, because he is wholly uncertain to whom he shall leave them, to friends, or strangers, or enemies; which he mentions as a great vanity in riches. They neither can save them from death, nor will accompany him in and after death; and after his death will be disposed, he knows not how, nor to whom.


Discussion for Psalms 49:10

  • Brianna for verse 10
    "You can 't take it with you " Jesus encouraged us to store up treasures in heaven, rather than the earth. As we can see we can cultivate a lot of material possessions, but in the end when we die, they go to other individuals. So, I think this scripture is helpful in encouraging us to be generous with the our resources. "share the wealth " so to speak, because when you 're gone, it 's gone.
  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 10
    He seeth that the wise men, and the foolish die. The brutish together perish, and leave their wealth to others. Job asks the question: If a man dies shall he live again? The Lord Jesus answered it at the grave of Lazarus when He said I am the resurrection, and the life, he that believes in Me, though he be dead shall never die. Thank God that Jesus is the first fruits of all those that believe in Him. Blessed is he that shall be in the first resurrection. Be wise and give your goods to others for the glory of God, for we brought nothing into this world, and we will carry nothing out. The Psalmist said God shall redeem my soul from the grave, and I will be with Him. Praise God when we see Jesus we shall be like Him, fashioned like unto His glorious body. Everyone that has this hope, purifies himself. Death to the child of God is not the end, but a comma until Jesus returns for us in glory.

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