Psalm 49:11
New International Version
Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves.

New Living Translation
The grave is their eternal home, where they will stay forever. They may name their estates after themselves,

English Standard Version
Their graves are their homes forever, their dwelling places to all generations, though they called lands by their own names.

Berean Study Bible
Their graves are their eternal homes—their dwellings for endless generations—even though their lands were their namesakes.

King James Bible
Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

New King James Version
Their inner thought is that their houses will last forever, Their dwelling places to all generations; They call their lands after their own names.

New American Standard Bible
Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have named their lands after their own names.

NASB 1995
Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names.

NASB 1977
Their inner thought is, that their houses are forever, And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names.

Amplified Bible
Their inward thought is that their houses will continue forever, And their dwelling places to all generations; They have named their lands after their own names [ignoring God].

Christian Standard Bible
Their graves are their permanent homes, their dwellings from generation to generation, though they have named estates after themselves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their graves are their eternal homes, their homes from generation to generation, though they have named estates after themselves.

American Standard Version
Their inward thought is, that their houses'shall continue for ever, And their dwelling-places to all generations; They call their lands after their own names.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their graves are their houses for eternity, and their dwelling for a generation of generations, and they read the names in the ground.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And their sepulchres are their houses for ever, even their tabernacles to all generations: they have called their lands after their own names.

Contemporary English Version
The grave will be their home forever and ever, although they once had land of their own.

Douay-Rheims Bible
and their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever. Their dwelling places to all generations: they have called their lands by their names.

English Revised Version
Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

Good News Translation
Their graves are their homes forever; there they stay for all time, though they once had lands of their own.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although they named their lands after themselves, their graves have become their homes for ages to come, their dwelling places throughout every generation.

International Standard Version
Their inner thoughts are on their homes forever; their dwellings from generation to generation. They even name their lands after themselves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, And their dwelling-places to all generations; They call their lands after their own names.

Literal Standard Version
Their heart [is that] their houses [are] for all time, Their dwelling places from generation to generation. They proclaimed their names over the lands.

NET Bible
Their grave becomes their permanent residence, their eternal dwelling place. They name their lands after themselves,

New Heart English Bible
Their tombs are their homes forever, and their dwelling places to all generations. They name their lands after themselves.

World English Bible
Their inward thought is that their houses will endure forever, and their dwelling places to all generations. They name their lands after themselves.

Young's Literal Translation
Their heart is: Their houses are to the age, Their tabernacles to all generations. They proclaimed their names over the lands.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Evanescence of Wealth
10For it is clear that wise men die, and the foolish and the senseless both perish and leave their wealth to others. 11Their graves are their eternal homes— their dwellings for endless generations even though their lands were their namesakes. 12But a man, despite his wealth, cannot endure; he is like the beasts that perish.…

Cross References
Genesis 4:17
And Cain had relations with his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to Enoch. Then Cain built a city and named it after his son Enoch.

Numbers 32:42
And Nobah went and captured Kenath and its villages and called it Nobah, after his own name.

Deuteronomy 3:14
Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, took the whole region of Argob as far as the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites. He renamed Bashan after himself, Havvoth-jair, by which it is called to this day.

Job 8:15
He leans on his web, but it gives way; he holds fast, but it does not endure.

Psalm 10:6
He says to himself, "I will not be moved; from age to age I am free of distress."

Psalm 64:6
They devise injustice and say, "We have perfected a secret plan." For the inner man and the heart are mysterious.


Treasury of Scripture

Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

Psalm 5:9
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 64:6
They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

Ezekiel 38:10
Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:

all generations [heb.

Genesis 4:17
And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

1 Samuel 15:12
And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.

2 Samuel 18:18
Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.









(11) Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever.--These eleven words represent three in the Hebrew, and, as the text stands, give its sense, which is intelligible and consistent:

"They believe their houses will last for ever,

Their dwelling places from generation to generation;

They call the lands by their own names."

The reading followed by the LXX., Chaldee, and Syriac, kibram for kirbam gives a different thought--

"Their graves are their homes,

Their dwelling places for ever."

(Comp. "his long home," Ecclesiastes 12:5.)

The last clause, which literally runs, they call in their names upon lands, is by some explained (see Isaiah 44:5) to mean, "they are celebrated in their lands," which suits the text followed by the LXX. . . .

Verse 11. - Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling-places to all generations. Still, though they know this, the rich and worldly have an idea - an "inward thought" - which they cherish, that they can m a certain sense escape death by founding families and leaving to their children substantial houses, which will keep up the family reputation, and accumulating landed estates, to which they may affix their name, so keeping their memories alive to future ages. They call their lands after their own names (see Genesis 10:2, 4, 6, 22, 23, 29, etc.; and compare the Greek traditions with respect to Hellen, Ion, Achaeus, Pelops, Cadmus, etc.). To call cities after their own names, or the names of their sons, was a still commoner practice of great men in the olden times (Genesis 4:17; Genesis 11:31; Exodus 1:11; 'Records of the Past,' vol. 1. p. 14; vol. 3. pp. 45, 92, 112; vol. 7. pp. 32, 39, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Their graves
קִרְבָּ֤ם (qir·bām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7130: The nearest part, the center

are their eternal
לְֽעוֹלָ֗ם (lə·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

homes—
בָּתֵּ֨ימוֹ ׀ (bāt·tê·mōw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1004: A house

their dwellings
מִ֭שְׁכְּנֹתָם (miš·kə·nō·ṯām)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle

for endless generations—
לְדֹ֣ר (lə·ḏōr)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling

even though
עֲלֵ֣י (‘ă·lê)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

[their] lands
אֲדָמֽוֹת׃ (’ă·ḏā·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 127: Ground, land

were their namesakes.
קָֽרְא֥וּ (qā·rə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read


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