Psalm 49:16
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New International Version
Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendor of their houses increases;

New Living Translation
So don't be dismayed when the wicked grow rich and their homes become ever more splendid.

English Standard Version
Be not afraid when a man becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases.

New American Standard Bible
Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich, When the glory of his house is increased;

King James Bible
Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not be afraid when a man gets rich, when the wealth of his house increases.

International Standard Version
Don't be afraid when someone gets rich, when the glory of his household increases.

NET Bible
Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich and his wealth multiplies!

New Heart English Bible
Do not be afraid when a man is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not fear when a man is made rich and the honor of his house increases.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not be afraid when someone becomes rich, when the greatness of his house increases.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be not thou afraid when one waxeth rich, When the wealth of his house is increased;

New American Standard 1977
Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich,
            When the glory of his house is increased;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

King James 2000 Bible
Be not afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

American King James Version
Be not you afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

American Standard Version
Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, When the glory of his house is increased.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not thou afraid, when a man shall be made rich, and when the glory of his house shall be increased.

Darby Bible Translation
Be not afraid when a man becometh rich, when the glory of his house is increased:

English Revised Version
Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased:

Webster's Bible Translation
Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

World English Bible
Don't be afraid when a man is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased.

Young's Literal Translation
Fear not, when one maketh wealth, When the honour of his house is abundant,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
49:15-20 Believers should not fear death. The distinction of men's outward conditions, how great soever in life, makes none at death; but the difference of men's spiritual states, though in this life it may seem of small account, yet at and after death is very great. The soul is often put for the life. The God of life, who was its Creator at first, can and will be its Redeemer at last. It includes the salvation of the soul from eternal ruin. Believers will be under strong temptation to envy the prosperity of sinners. Men will praise thee, and cry thee up, as having done well for thyself in raising an estate and family. But what will it avail to be approved of men, if God condemn us? Those that are rich in the graces and comforts of the Spirit, have something of which death cannot strip them, nay, which death will improve; but as for worldly possessions, as we brought nothing into the world, so it is certain that we shall carry nothing out; we must leave all to others. The sum of the whole matter is, that it can profit a man nothing to gain the whole world, to become possessed of all its wealth and all its power, if he lose his own soul, and is cast away for want of that holy and heavenly wisdom which distinguishes man from the brutes, in his life and at his death. And are there men who can prefer the lot of the rich sinner to that of poor Lazarus, in life and death, and to eternity? Assuredly there are. What need then we have of the teaching of the Holy Ghost; when, with all our boasted powers, we are prone to such folly in the most important of all concerns!
Study Bible
God will Redeem my Life from the Grave
15But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me. Selah. 16Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich, When the glory of his house is increased; 17For when he dies he will carry nothing away; His glory will not descend after him.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:7
Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Psalm 49:17
For when he dies he will carry nothing away; His glory will not descend after him.
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