New International Version
those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches?
King James Bible
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
Darby Bible Translation
They depend upon their wealth, and boast themselves in the abundance 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.
Psalm 49:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The iniquity of my heels - Perhaps עקבי akebai, which we translate my heels, should be considered the contracted plural of עקבים akebim, supplanters. The verse would then read thus: "Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, though the iniquity of my supplanters should compass me about." The Syriac and Arabic have taken a similar view of the passage: "Why should I fear in the evil day, when the iniquity of my enemies compasses me about." And so Dr. Kennicott translates it.
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LibraryTwo 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 …
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"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
"If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security,'
He boasts about the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
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.
"Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!"
Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
This is what the wicked are like-- always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.
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