Psalm 49:12
Parallel Verses
New International Version
People, despite their wealth, do not endure; they are like the beasts that perish.

King James Bible
Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

Darby Bible Translation
Nevertheless, man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

World English Bible
But man, despite his riches, doesn't endure. He is like the animals that perish.

Young's Literal Translation
And man in honour doth not remain, He hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off.

Psalm 49:12 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Man being in honor abideth not - However rich, wise, or honorable, they must die; and if they die not with a sure hope of eternal life, they die like beasts. See on Psalm 49:20 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

in honour

Psalm 49:20 Man that is in honor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 39:5 Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you...

Psalm 82:7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

James 1:10,11 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away...

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away:

abideth. The word yalin, rendered abideth, signifies to lodge for a night. Man's continuance in the world, or in honour or distinction, resembles a traveller's lodging at an inn, whence he removes in the morning; and is frequently far more transient and evanescent.

beasts

Ecclesiastes 3:18-21 I said in my heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them...

Ecclesiastes 9:12 For man also knows not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare...

Library
Two Shepherds and Two Flocks
'Like sheep they are laid in the grave; Death shall feed on them.' --PSALM xlix. 14. 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the Throne shall feed them.' --REV. vii. 17. These two verses have a much closer parallelism in expression than appears in our Authorised Version. If you turn to the Revised Version you will find that it rightly renders the former of my texts, 'Death shall be their shepherd,' and the latter, 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall be their Shepherd.' The Old Testament
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Care of the Soul Urged as the one Thing Needful
Luke 10:42 -- "But one thing is needful." It was the amiable character of our blessed Redeemer, that "he went about doing good," this great motive, which animated all his actions, brought him to the house of his friend Lazarus, at Bethany, and directed his behavior there. Though it was a season of recess from public labor, our Lord brought the sentiments and the pious cares of a preacher of righteousness into the parlor of a friend; and there his doctrine dropped as the rain, and distilled as the
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

Some Helps to Mourning
Having removed the obstructions, let me in the last place propound some helps to holy mourning. 1 Set David's prospect continually before you. My sin is ever before me' (Psalm 51:3). David, that he might be a mourner, kept his eye full upon sin. See what sin is, and then tell me if there be not enough in it to draw forth tears. I know not what name to give it bad enough. One calls it the devil's excrement. Sin is a complication of all evils. It is the spirits of mischief distilled. Sin dishonours
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." There are some peculiar gifts that God hath given to man in his first creation, and endued his nature with, beyond other living creatures, which being rightly ordered and improved towards the right objects, do advance the soul of man to a wonderful height of happiness, that no other sublunary creature is capable of. But by reason of man's fall into sin, these are quite disordered and turned out of
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Psalm 49:20
People who have wealth but lack understanding are like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 82:7
But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler."

Ecclesiastes 3:18
I also said to myself, "As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals.

Ecclesiastes 3:19
Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless.

Jump to Previous
Abide Abideth Animals Beasts Cut Despite End Endure Honor Honour Nevertheless Perish Pomp Riches
Jump to Next
Abide Abideth Animals Beasts Cut Despite End Endure Honor Honour Nevertheless Perish Pomp Riches
Links
Psalm 49:12 NIV
Psalm 49:12 NLT
Psalm 49:12 ESV
Psalm 49:12 NASB
Psalm 49:12 KJV

Psalm 49:12 Bible Apps
Psalm 49:12 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 49:12 Chinese Bible
Psalm 49:12 French Bible
Psalm 49:12 German Bible

Psalm 49:12 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Psalm 49:11
Top of Page
Top of Page