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.

New American Standard Bible
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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Their inward thought is that their houses are eternal and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

King James 2000 Bible
Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue forever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

American King James 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.

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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
Their inward thought is, that their houses are for ever, their dwelling-places from generation to generation: they call the lands after their own 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.
Study Bible
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 named 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 shall 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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

were their namesakes.
קָֽרְא֥וּ (qā·rə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read
(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.). 49:6-14 Here is a description of the spirit and way of worldly people. A man may have wealth, and may have his heart enlarged in love, thankfulness, and obedience, and may do good with it. Therefore it is not men's having riches that proves them to be worldly, but their setting their hearts upon them as the best things. Worldly men have only some floating thoughts of the things of God, while their fixed thoughts, their inward thoughts, are about the world; that lies nearest the heart. But with all their wealth they cannot save the life of the dearest friend they have. This looks further, to the eternal redemption to be wrought out by the Messiah. The redemption of the soul shall cost very dear; but, being once wrought, it shall never need to be repeated. And he, the Redeemer, shall rise again before he sees corruption, and then shall live for evermore, Re 1:18. This likewise shows the folly of worldly people, who sell their souls for that which will never buy them. With all their wealth they cannot secure themselves from the stroke of death. Yet one generation after another applaud their maxims; and the character of a fool, as drawn by heavenly Wisdom itself, Lu 12:16-21, continues to be followed even among professed Christians. Death will ask the proud sinner, Where is thy wealth, thy pomp? And in the morning of the resurrection, when all that sleep in the dust shall awake, the upright shall be advanced to the highest honour, when the wicked shall be filled with everlasting shame and contempt, Da 12:2. Let us now judge of things as they will appear in that day. The beauty of holiness is that alone which the grave cannot touch, or damage.
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