Psalm 49:10
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English Standard Version
For he sees that even the wise die; the fool and the stupid alike must perish and leave their wealth to others.

King James Bible
For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

American Standard Version
For he shall see it. Wise men die; The fool and the brutish alike perish, And leave their wealth to others.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: the senseless and the fool shall perish together: And they shall leave their riches to strangers:

English Revised Version
For he seeth that wise men die, the fool and the brutish together perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 49:2-5) Introduction. Very similarly do the elder (in the reign of Jehoshaphat) and the younger Micha (Micah) introduce their prophecies (1 Kings 22:28; Micah 1:2); and Elihu in the Book of Job his didactic discourses (Psalm 34:2, cf. Psalm 33:2). It is an universal theme which the poet intends to take up, hence he calls upon all peoples and all the inhabitants of the חלד. Such is the word first of all for this temporal life, which glides by unnoticed, them for the present transitory world itself (vid., on Psalm 17:14). It is his intention to declare to the rich the utter nothingness or vanity of their false ground of hope, and to the poor the superiority of their true ground of hope; hence he wishes to have as hearers both בני אדם, children of the common people, who are men and have otherwise nothing distinctive about them, and בּני־אישׁ, children of men, i.e., of rank and distinction (vid., on Psalm 4:3) - rich and poor, as he adds to make his meaning more clear. For his mouth will, or shall, utter הכמות, not: all sorts of wise teachings, but: weighty wisdom. Just in like manner תּבוּנות signifies profound insight or understanding; cf. plurals like בּינות, Isaiah 27:11, ישּׁוּעת, Psalm 42:12 and frequently, שׁלוּת, Jeremiah 22:21. The parallel word תּבוּנות in the passage before us, and the plural predicate in Proverbs 24:7, show that חכמות, here and in Proverbs 1:20; Proverbs 9:1, cf. Psalm 14:1, is not to be regarded, with Hitzig, Olshausen, and others, as another form of the singular חכמוּת. Side by side with the speaking of the mouth stands חגוּת לב (with an unchangeable Kametz before the tone-syllable, Ew. 166, c): the meditation (lxx μελέτη) of the heart, and in accordance therewith the well-thought-out discourse. What he intends to discourse is, however, not the creation of his own brain, but what he has received. A משׁל, a saying embodying the wisdom of practical life, as God teaches men it, presents itself to his mind demanding to be heard; and to this he inclines his ear in order that, from being a diligent scholar of the wisdom from above, he may become a useful teacher of men, inasmuch as he opens up, i.e., unravels, the divine Mashal, which in the depth and fulness of its contents is a חידה, i.e., an involved riddle (from חוּד, cogn. אגד, עקד), and plays the cithern thereby (ב of the accompaniment). The opening of the riddle does not consist in the solving of it, but in the setting of it forth. פּתח, to open equals to propound, deliver of a discourse, comes from the phrase את־ּפּיו-פּתח, Proverbs 31:26; cf. Psalm 119:130, where פּתח, an opening, is equivalent to an unlocking, a revelation.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wise

Ecclesiastes 2:16-21 For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever...

Ecclesiastes 9:1,2 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works...

Romans 5:12-14 Why, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed on all men, for that all have sinned...

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:

fool

Psalm 73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before you.

Psalm 92:6,7 A brutish man knows not; neither does a fool understand this...

Psalm 94:8 Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?

Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge: but he that hates reproof is brutish.

Proverbs 30:2 Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

Jeremiah 10:8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

leave

Psalm 49:17 For when he dies he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.

Psalm 17:14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life...

Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.

Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

Ecclesiastes 2:18,19,21,26 Yes, I hated all my labor which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it to the man that shall be after me...

Ecclesiastes 5:13-16 There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt...

Jeremiah 17:11 As the partridge sits on eggs, and hatches them not; so he that gets riches, and not by right...

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be...

1 Timothy 6:6-10 But godliness with contentment is great gain...

Cross References
Luke 12:20
But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?'

Psalm 39:6
Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!

Psalm 73:22
I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward you.

Psalm 92:6
The stupid man cannot know; the fool cannot understand this:

Psalm 94:8
Understand, O dullest of the people! Fools, when will you be wise?

Proverbs 30:2
Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man.

Ecclesiastes 2:14
The wise person has his eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. And yet I perceived that the same event happens to all of them.

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