Psalm 49:13
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New International Version
This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings.

New Living Translation
This is the fate of fools, though they are remembered as being wise. Interlude

English Standard Version
This is the path of those who have foolish confidence; yet after them people approve of their boasts. Selah

New American Standard Bible
This is the way of those who are foolish, And of those after them who approve their words. Selah.

King James Bible
This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is the way of those who are arrogant, and of their followers, who approve of their words. Selah

International Standard Version
This is the fate of those who are foolish and of those who correct their words after they speak. Interlude

NET Bible
This is the destiny of fools, and of those who approve of their philosophy. (Selah)

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This their way is a subversion to their souls, and in the end they will feed like sheep with their mouths.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the final outcome for fools and their followers who are delighted by what they say: [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
This is the way of them that are foolish, And of those who after them approve their sayings. Selah

New American Standard 1977
This is the way of those who are foolish,
            And of those after them who approve their words. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
This their way is their folly; yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

American King James Version
This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

American Standard Version
This their way is their folly: Yet after them men approve their sayings. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
This way of theirs is a stumblingblock to them: and afterwards they shall delight in their mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
This their way is their folly, yet they that come after them delight in their sayings. Selah.

English Revised Version
This their way is their folly: yet after them men approve their sayings. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

World English Bible
This is the destiny of those who are foolish, and of those who approve their sayings. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
This their way is folly for them, And their posterity with their sayings are pleased. Selah.
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
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. 14As sheep they are appointed for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; And the upright shall rule over them in the morning, And their form shall be for Sheol to consume So that they have no habitation.…
Cross References
Psalm 49:18
Though while he lives he congratulates himself-- And though men praise you when you do well for yourself--

Jeremiah 17:11
"As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in the end he will be a fool."
Treasury of Scripture

This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

folly

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required …

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, …

approve their sayings [heb.] delight in their mouth

Jeremiah 44:17 But we will certainly do whatever thing goes forth out of our own …

Luke 11:47,48 Woe to you! for you build the sepulchers of the prophets, and your …

Luke 16:27,28 Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him …

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