Psalm 49:12
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New International Version
People, despite their wealth, do not endure; they are like the beasts that perish.

New Living Translation
but their fame will not last. They will die, just like animals.

English Standard Version
Man in his pomp will not remain; he is like the beasts that perish.

New American Standard Bible
But man in his pomp will not endure; He is like the beasts that perish.

King James Bible
Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But despite his assets, man will not last; he is like the animals that perish.

International Standard Version
But humanity cannot last, despite its conceit; it will pass away just like the animals.

NET Bible
but, despite their wealth, people do not last, they are like animals that perish.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A man is not sustained in his honor, but ends up an animal, and resembles one.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But mortals will not continue here with what they treasure. They are like animals that die.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But man abideth not in honour; He is like the beasts that perish.

New American Standard 1977
But man in his pomp will not endure;
            He is like the beasts that perish.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nevertheless man will not abide forever in honour; he is like the beasts that are cut off.

King James 2000 Bible
Nevertheless man being in honor abides not: he is like the beasts that perish.

American King James Version
Nevertheless man being in honor stays 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And man when he was in honour did not understand; he is compared to senseless beasts, and is become like to them.

Darby Bible Translation
Nevertheless, man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

English Revised Version
But man abideth not in honour: he is like the beasts that perish.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nevertheless man being in honor abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

World English Bible
But man, despite his riches, doesn't endure. He is like the animals that perish.

Young's Literal Translation
And man in honour doth not remain, He hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
God will Redeem my Life from the Grave
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. 13This is the way of those who are foolish, And of those after them who approve their words. Selah.…
Cross References
Psalm 49:20
Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, Is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 82:7
"Nevertheless you will die like men And fall like any one of the princes."

Ecclesiastes 3:18
I said to myself concerning the sons of men, "God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but beasts."

Ecclesiastes 3:19
For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity.
Treasury of Scripture

Nevertheless man being in honor stays not: he is like the beasts that perish.

in honour

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 …

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 …

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower …

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.

beasts

Ecclesiastes 3:18-21 I said in my heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that …

Ecclesiastes 9:12 For man also knows not his time: as the fishes that are taken in …

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