Psalm 49:13
New International Version
This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings.

New Living Translation
This is the fate of fools, though they are remembered as being wise. Interlude

English Standard Version
This is the path of those who have foolish confidence; yet after them people approve of their boasts. Selah

Berean Study Bible
This is the fate of the self-confident and their followers who endorse their sayings. Selah

New American Standard Bible
This is the way of those who are foolish, And of those after them who approve their words. Selah.

New King James Version
This is the way of those who are foolish, And of their posterity who approve their sayings. Selah

King James Bible
This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
This is the way of those who are arrogant, and of their followers, who approve of their words. Selah

Contemporary English Version
Here is what happens to fools and to those who trust the words of fools:

Good News Translation
See what happens to those who trust in themselves, the fate of those who are satisfied with their wealth--

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is the way of those who are arrogant, and of their followers, who approve of their words. Selah

International Standard Version
This is the fate of those who are foolish and of those who correct their words after they speak. Interlude

NET Bible
This is the destiny of fools, and of those who approve of their philosophy. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
This is the destiny of those who are foolish, and of those who approve their sayings. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This their way is a subversion to their souls, and in the end they will feed like sheep with their mouths.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the final outcome for fools and their followers who are delighted by what they say: [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
This is the way of them that are foolish, And of those who after them approve their sayings. Selah

New American Standard 1977
This is the way of those who are foolish, And of those after them who approve their words. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
This their way is their folly; yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

American King James Version
This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

American Standard Version
This their way is their folly: Yet after them men approve their sayings. Selah

Brenton Septuagint Translation
This their way is an offence to them: yet afterwards men will commend their sayings. Pause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This way of theirs is a stumblingblock to them: and afterwards they shall delight in their mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
This their way is their folly, yet they that come after them delight in their sayings. Selah.

English Revised Version
This their way is their folly: yet after them men approve their sayings. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

World English Bible
This is the destiny of those who are foolish, and of those who approve their sayings. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
This their way is folly for them, And their posterity with their sayings are pleased. Selah.
Study Bible
The Evanescence of Wealth
12But a man, despite his wealth, cannot endure; he is like the beasts that perish. 13This is the fate of the self-confident and their followers who endorse their sayings. Selah 14Like sheep they are destined for Sheol. Death will be their shepherd. The upright will rule them in the morning, and their form will decay in Sheol, far from their lofty abode.…
Cross References
Psalm 49:18
Though in his lifetime he blesses his soul--and men praise you when you prosper--

Jeremiah 17:11
Like a partridge hatching eggs it did not lay is the man who makes a fortune unjustly. In the middle of his days his riches will desert him, and in the end he will be the fool.

Treasury of Scripture

This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

folly

Luke 12:20
But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

approve their sayings [heb.

Jeremiah 44:17
But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.

Luke 11:47,48
Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them…

Luke 16:27,28
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: …







Lexicon
This
זֶ֣ה (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

is the fate
דַ֭רְכָּם (ḏar·kām)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of the self-confident
כֵּ֣סֶל (kê·sel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3689: Fatness, the loin, the viscera, silliness, trust

and their followers
וְאַחֲרֵיהֶ֓ם ׀ (wə·’a·ḥă·rê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

who endorse
יִרְצ֣וּ (yir·ṣū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7521: To be pleased with, to satisfy a, debt

their sayings.
בְּפִיהֶ֖ם (bə·p̄î·hem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 5542: Suspension, pause
(13) This their way--i.e., the folly mentioned in the (amended) preceding verse, and described in Psalm 49:11.

Is their folly--i.e., is a way of folly.

Verse 13. - This their way is their folly; or, their vain conceit (Kay). By "their way" must be understood the course of conduct described in vers. 7-12. Yet their posterity approve their sayings. Their descendants, or those who come after them, notwithstanding the foolishness of their course, adopt their principles and delight in them. 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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