Psalm 49:2
New International Version
both low and high, rich and poor alike:

New Living Translation
High and low, rich and poor--listen!

English Standard Version
both low and high, rich and poor together!

Berean Study Bible
both low and high, rich and poor alike.

New American Standard Bible
Both low and high, Rich and poor together.

King James Bible
Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

Christian Standard Bible
both low and high, rich and poor together.

Contemporary English Version
Listen, no matter who you are, rich or poor.

Good News Translation
great and small alike, rich and poor together.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
both low and high, rich and poor together.

International Standard Version
both average people and those of means, the rich and the poor together.

NET Bible
Pay attention, all you people, both rich and poor!

New Heart English Bible
both low and high, rich and poor together.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Children of Earth and the children of men together, the rich and the poor,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
common people and important ones, rich people and poor ones.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Both low and high, Rich and poor together.

New American Standard 1977
Both low and high, Rich and poor together.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

King James 2000 Bible
Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

American King James Version
Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

American Standard Version
Both low and high, Rich and poor together.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
both the sons of mean men, and sons of great men; the rich and poor man together.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men: both rich and poor together.

Darby Bible Translation
Both men of low and men of high degree, rich and poor alike.

English Revised Version
Both low and high, rich and poor together.

Webster's Bible Translation
Both low and high, rich and poor together.

World English Bible
both low and high, rich and poor together.

Young's Literal Translation
Both low and high, together rich and needy.
Study Bible
The Evanescence of Wealth
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all inhabitants of the world, 2both low and high, rich and poor alike. 3My mouth will impart wisdom, and the meditation of my heart will bring understanding.…
Cross References
Psalm 62:9
Lowborn men are but a vapor; the exalted but a lie. Weighed on the scale, they are pushed up; together they are but a breath.

Isaiah 2:9
So mankind is brought low, and man is humbled--do not forgive them!

Jeremiah 17:20
Say to them, 'Hear the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, all people of Judah and Jerusalem who enter through these gates.

Treasury of Scripture

Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

Psalm 62:9
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

1 Samuel 2:7,8
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up…

Job 34:19
How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.







Lexicon
both
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

low and high,
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

rich
עָשִׁ֥יר (‘ā·šîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6223: Rich

and poor
וְאֶבְיֽוֹן׃ (wə·’eḇ·yō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 34: In want, needy, poor

alike.
יַ֝֗חַד (ya·ḥaḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3162: A unit, unitedly
(2) Both high and low.--The two Hebrew expressions here used, bene-adam and bene-ish, answer to one another much as homo and vir in Latin. The LXX. and Vulg., taking adam in its primary sense, render "sons of the soil and sons of men." Symmachus makes the expressions stand for men in general and men as individuals.

Shall be of understanding.--The copula supplied by the Authorised Version is unnecessary. The word rendered meditation may mean, from its etymology, "muttered thoughts," and it is quite consistent to say, my musings speak of understanding. So LXX. and Vulgate.

Verse 2. - Both high and low, rich and poor, together. The teaching of the psalm concerns all ranks alike. To the great and rich it will carry warning; to the poor and lowly, consolation. 49:1-5 We seldom meet with a more solemn introduction: there is no truth of greater importance. Let all hear this with application to ourselves. The poor are in danger from undue desire toward the wealth of the world, as rich people from undue delight in it. The psalmist begins with applying it to himself, and that is the right method in which to treat of Divine things. Before he sets down the folly of carnal security, he lays down, from his own experience, the benefit and comfort of a holy, gracious security, which they enjoy who trust in God, and not in their worldly wealth. In the day of judgment, the iniquity of our heels, or of our steps, our past sins, will compass us. In those days, worldly, wicked people will be afraid; but wherefore should a man fear death who has God with him?
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