|New International Version (© 2011)|
People, despite their wealth, do not endure; they are like the beasts that perish.
King James Bible
Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.
American Standard Version
But man being in honor abideth not: He is like the beasts that perish.
Young's Literal Translation
And man in honour doth not remain, He hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off.
Psalm 49:12 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Man being in honor abideth not - However rich, wise, or honorable, they must die; and if they die not with a sure hope of eternal life, they die like beasts. See on Psalm 49:20 (note).
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Psalm 49:20 Man that is in honor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish.
Psalm 39:5 Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you...
Psalm 82:7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
James 1:10,11 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away...
1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away:
abideth. The word yalin, rendered abideth, signifies to lodge for a night. Man's continuance in the world, or in honour or distinction, resembles a traveller's lodging at an inn, whence he removes in the morning; and is frequently far more transient and evanescent.
Ecclesiastes 3:18-21 I said in my heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them...
Ecclesiastes 9:12 For man also knows not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare...
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Psalm 49:20 People who have wealth but lack understanding are like the beasts that perish.
Psalm 82:7 But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler."
Ecclesiastes 3:18 I also said to myself, "As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals.
Ecclesiastes 3:19 Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless.