Psalm 49:6
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New International Version
those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches?

New Living Translation
They trust in their wealth and boast of great riches.

English Standard Version
those who trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches?

New American Standard Bible
Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches?

King James Bible
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They trust in their wealth and boast of their abundant riches.

International Standard Version
those who put confidence in their wealth and boast about their great riches?

NET Bible
They trust in their wealth and boast in their great riches.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All who trust upon their power and are boasting in the abundance of their riches.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They trust their riches and brag about their abundant wealth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Those that trust in their wealth and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

King James 2000 Bible
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

American King James Version
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

American Standard Version
They that trust in their wealth, And boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches,

Darby Bible Translation
They depend upon their wealth, and boast themselves in the abundance of their riches. ...

English Revised Version
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Webster's Bible Translation
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

World English Bible
Those who trust in their wealth, and boast in the multitude of their riches--

Young's Literal Translation
Those trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - They that trust in their wealth; rather, even of them that trust in their wealth. The sense runs on from the preceding verse (so Hengstenberg and Professor Cheyne). And boast themselves in the multitude of their riches. Such men are always persecutors of the righteous. They are worldly, carnal, godless.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

They that trust in their wealth,.... In their outward force, power, and strength; their horses, chariots, and armies; see Psalm 33:16; or in their worldly goods and substance; which seems to be the sense of the word here, as appears from Psalm 49:10. To "trust" in them is to set the eye and heart upon them; or to take up rest in them, to depend on them, to the neglect of divine Providence, with respect to future living in this world; and to expect eternal happiness hereafter, because favoured with many earthly enjoyments here: so to do is evil. Therefore the Targum is, "woe to the wicked that trust in their substance". And it is also very weak and foolish to trust in riches, since they are uncertain, are here today, and gone tomorrow; and are unsatisfying, he that has much would still have more: nor can they deliver from evil, from present judgments, from the sword, the pestilence, and famine; nor from death, nor from the future judgment, and wrath to come; and are often injurious to the spiritual and eternal welfare of men; see 1 Timothy 6:9;

and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; of their acquisition of them by their own diligence and industry; and of their having them because of some peculiar virtue and excellency in themselves; and of the abundance of them. Such rejoicing and boasting is evil; since riches are the gifts of God, the blessings of his Providence; and are often bestowed on persons neither wise nor diligent, and much less deserving; see Jeremiah 9:23. The whole may be applied to the Romish antichrist and his followers, who trust in and boast of their temporal riches, which in one hour will come to nought, Revelation 18:7; and of the treasure of the church, of merit; and works of supererogation; with all which they cannot redeem one soul from ruin and destruction, as follows:

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. They are vainglorious.

Psalm 49:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
God will Redeem my Life from the Grave
5Why should I fear in days of adversity, When the iniquity of my foes surrounds me, 6Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches? 7No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him--…
Cross References
Mark 10:24
The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

Job 31:24
"If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security,'

Psalm 10:3
He boasts about the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.

Psalm 17:14
By your hand save me from such people, LORD, from those of this world whose reward is in this life. May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies; may their children gorge themselves on it, and may there be leftovers for their little ones.

Psalm 52:7
"Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!"

Psalm 62:10
Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.

Psalm 73:12
This is what the wicked are like-- always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.

Proverbs 11:28
Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

Jeremiah 9:23
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches,
Treasury of Scripture

They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

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Psalm 52:7 See, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted …

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches …

Job 31:24,25 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are …

Proverbs 10:15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the …

Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly …

Mark 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answers …

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, …

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Esther 5:11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude …

Jeremiah 9:23 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither …

Ezekiel 28:4,5 With your wisdom and with your understanding you have gotten you …

Hosea 12:8 And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance…

Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for …

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