Psalm 49:20 {48:21}
Good News Translation
Our greatness cannot keep us from death; we will still die like the animals.

Contemporary English Version
Our human glory disappears, and, like animals, we die.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Man when he was in honour did not understand: he hath been compared to senseless beasts, and made like to them.

New American Bible
In his prime, man does not understand. He is like the beasts—they perish.

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Man when he was in honour did not understand: he hath been compared to senseless beasts, and made like to them.

Man

Psalm 49:12 And man when he was in honour did not understand; he is compared to senseless beasts, and is become like to them.

Esther 5:11-14 And he declared to them the greatness of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and with how great glory the king had advanced him above all his princes and servants. . . .

Esther 7:10 So Aman was hanged on the gibbet, which he had prepared for Mardochai: and the king's wrath ceased.

understandeth

Job 4:21 And they that shall be left, shall be taken away from them: they shall die, and not in wisdom.

is like

Psalm 73:18,19 But indeed for deceits thou hast put it to them: when they were lifted up thou hast cast them down. . . .

Ecclesiastes 3:18,19 I said in my heart concerning the sons of men, that God would prove them, and shew them to be like beasts. . . .

Context
The Evanescence of Wealth
19He shall go in to the generations of his fathers: and he shall never see light. 20Man when he was in honour did not understand: he hath been compared to senseless beasts, and made like to them.
Cross References
Psalm 49:12
And man when he was in honour did not understand; he is compared to senseless beasts, and is become like to them.

Psalm 73:22
And I am brought to nothing, and I knew not.

Ecclesiastes 3:18
I said in my heart concerning the sons of men, that God would prove them, and shew them to be like beasts.

Ecclesiastes 3:19
Therefore the death of man, and of beasts is one, and the condition of them both is equal: as man dieth, so they also die: all things breathe alike, and man hath nothing more than beast: all things are subject to vanity.

Additional Translations
A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish.Man that is in honor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish.

Man that is in honor, and understandeth not, Is like the beasts that perish.

Man that is in honour, understands not: he is compared to the senseless cattle, and is like them.

Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

Man that is in honor, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

A man who has riches without understanding, is like the animals that perish. A Psalm by Asaph.

Man in honour, who understandest not, Hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off!
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