Psalm 49:11
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New International Version
Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves.

New Living Translation
The grave is their eternal home, where they will stay forever. They may name their estates after themselves,

English Standard Version
Their graves are their homes forever, their dwelling places to all generations, though they called lands by their own names.

New American Standard Bible
Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their graves are their eternal homes, their homes from generation to generation, though they have named estates after themselves.

International Standard Version
Their inner thoughts are on their homes forever; their dwellings from generation to generation. They even name their lands after themselves.

NET Bible
Their grave becomes their permanent residence, their eternal dwelling place. They name their lands after themselves,

New Heart English Bible
Their tombs are their homes forever, and their dwelling places to all generations. They name their lands after themselves.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their graves are their houses for eternity, and their dwelling for a generation of generations, and they read the names in the ground.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although they named their lands after themselves, their graves have become their homes for ages to come, their dwelling places throughout every generation.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
Their inner thought is, that their houses are forever,
            And their dwelling places to all generations;
            They have called their lands after their own names.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Their inward thought is that their houses are eternal and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

King James 2000 Bible
Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue forever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
and their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever. Their dwelling places to all generations: they have called their lands by their names.

Darby Bible Translation
Their inward thought is, that their houses are for ever, their dwelling-places from generation to generation: they call the lands after their own names.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
Their inward thought is that their houses will endure forever, and their dwelling places to all generations. They name their lands after themselves.

Young's Literal Translation
Their heart is: Their houses are to the age, Their tabernacles to all generations. They proclaimed their names over the lands.
Study Bible
God will Redeem my Life from the Grave
10For he sees that even wise men die; The stupid and the senseless alike perish And leave their wealth to others. 11Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names. 12But man in his pomp will not endure; He is like the beasts that perish.…
Cross References
Genesis 4:17
Cain had relations with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son.

Numbers 32:42
Nobah went and took Kenath and its villages, and called it Nobah after his own name.

Deuteronomy 3:14
Jair the son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called it, that is, Bashan, after his own name, Havvoth-jair, as it is to this day.)

Job 8:15
"He trusts in his house, but it does not stand; He holds fast to it, but it does not endure.

Psalm 10:6
He says to himself, "I will not be moved; Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity."

Psalm 64:6
They devise injustices, saying, "We are ready with a well-conceived plot"; For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

Their inward, Or, `Their grave is their house for ever, their dwelling place through all generations, though their names are celebrated over countries.'

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Luke 11:39 And the Lord said to him, Now do you Pharisees make clean the outside …

Acts 8:22 Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps …

all generations [heb.] generation and generation
they call

Genesis 4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bore Enoch: and he …

1 Samuel 15:12 And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told …

2 Samuel 18:18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a …

(11) Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever.--These eleven words represent three in the Hebrew, and, as the text stands, give its sense, which is intelligible and consistent:

"They believe their houses will last for ever,

Their dwelling places from generation to generation;

They call the lands by their own names."

The reading followed by the LXX., Chaldee, and Syriac, kibram for kirbam gives a different thought--

"Their graves are their homes,

Their dwelling places for ever."

(Comp. "his long home," Ecclesiastes 12:5.)

The last clause, which literally runs, they call in their names upon lands, is by some explained (see Isaiah 44:5) to mean, "they are celebrated in their lands," which suits the text followed by the LXX.

Verse 11. - Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling-places to all generations. Still, though they know this, the rich and worldly have an idea - an "inward thought" - which they cherish, that they can m a certain sense escape death by founding families and leaving to their children substantial houses, which will keep up the family reputation, and accumulating landed estates, to which they may affix their name, so keeping their memories alive to future ages. They call their lands after their own names (see Genesis 10:2, 4, 6, 22, 23, 29, etc.; and compare the Greek traditions with respect to Hellen, Ion, Achaeus, Pelops, Cadmus, etc.). To call cities after their own names, or the names of their sons, was a still commoner practice of great men in the olden times (Genesis 4:17; Genesis 11:31; Exodus 1:11; 'Records of the Past,' vol. 1. p. 14; vol. 3. pp. 45, 92, 112; vol. 7. pp. 32, 39, etc.). Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever,.... This is the thought of their hearts, what they secretly imagine, and conclude within themselves; either that their families, which may be meant by their houses, see 2 Samuel 3:1; shall continue in succeeding ages, to the end of the world, to inherit their possessions, and perpetuate their name; though often so it is, that great families become extinct, and the seed of the wicked is cut off: or that their magnificent buildings, which they have erected to dwell in, and for their honour and glory, shall abide for ever; though in a little time, so it is by one means or another, like the buildings of the temple, not one stone is left upon another. Or the words may be rendered, "in the midst of them" (their heirs to whom they leave their wealth) "their houses shall remain for ever", so Aben Ezra; that is, so they fancy they will; but this is not always true, for fine houses and large estates belonging to them often pass into other hands and families. The word rendered "their inward part", by a transposition of two letters in it may be read "their graves", as Aben Ezra, Kimchi, and Ben Melech observe; and to this sense the Targum, Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions render the words: and then the meaning is, that of all the houses they have built or been possessed of, they have only one left, and that is the grave; in which they shall dwell until the resurrection, and therefore is called "a long home", Ecclesiastes 12:5; see Job 17:13;

and their dwelling places to all generations; which signify the same as before;

they call their lands after their own names; as Egypt was called Mizraim, Ethiopia was called Cush, and Palestine Canaan, from men who were the first possessors of them, Genesis 10:6. Or "they proclaim their names throughout the land" (x); they seek to get a name, and spread and continue it in all part of the world; being unconcerned about their names being written in heaven, or about having a house not made with hands eternal there.

(x) So Piscator, Gejerus, Michaelis. 11. Still infatuated and flattered with hopes of perpetuity, they call their lands, or "celebrate their names on account of (their) lands."49:6-14 Here is a description of the spirit and way of worldly people. A man may have wealth, and may have his heart enlarged in love, thankfulness, and obedience, and may do good with it. Therefore it is not men's having riches that proves them to be worldly, but their setting their hearts upon them as the best things. Worldly men have only some floating thoughts of the things of God, while their fixed thoughts, their inward thoughts, are about the world; that lies nearest the heart. But with all their wealth they cannot save the life of the dearest friend they have. This looks further, to the eternal redemption to be wrought out by the Messiah. The redemption of the soul shall cost very dear; but, being once wrought, it shall never need to be repeated. And he, the Redeemer, shall rise again before he sees corruption, and then shall live for evermore, Re 1:18. This likewise shows the folly of worldly people, who sell their souls for that which will never buy them. With all their wealth they cannot secure themselves from the stroke of death. Yet one generation after another applaud their maxims; and the character of a fool, as drawn by heavenly Wisdom itself, Lu 12:16-21, continues to be followed even among professed Christians. Death will ask the proud sinner, Where is thy wealth, thy pomp? And in the morning of the resurrection, when all that sleep in the dust shall awake, the upright shall be advanced to the highest honour, when the wicked shall be filled with everlasting shame and contempt, Da 12:2. Let us now judge of things as they will appear in that day. The beauty of holiness is that alone which the grave cannot touch, or damage.
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