1 H8085 Hear H5971 this, all you peoples. H8085 Listen, H3427 all you inhabitants H2465 of the world,
3 H6310 My mouth H1696 will speak H2454 words of wisdom. H3820 My heart H1900 shall utter H8394 understanding.
4 H5186 I will incline H241 my ear H4912 to a proverb. H6605 I will open H2420 my riddle H3658 on the harp.
5 H3372 Why should I fear H3117 in the days H7451 of evil, H5771 when iniquity H6120 at my heels H5437 surrounds me?
6 H982 Those who trust H2428 in their wealth, H1984 and boast H7230 in the multitude H6239 of their riches—
7 H376 none of them can H6299 by any means H6299 redeem H251 his brother, H5414 nor give H430 God H3724 a ransom for him.
8 H6306 For the redemption H5315 of their life H3365 is costly, H5769 no payment is ever H2308 enough,
10 H7200 For he sees H2450 that wise men H4191 die; H3162 likewise H3684 the fool H1198 and the senseless H6 perish, H5800 and leave H2428 their wealth H312 to others.
11 H7130 Their inward H1004 thought is that their houses H5769 will endure forever, H4908 and their dwelling H1755 places to all H1755 generations. H7121 They name H127 their lands H8034 after themselves.
12 H120 But man, H3366 despite his riches, H3885 doesn't endure. H4911 He is like H929 the animals H1820 that perish.
13 H1870 This is the destiny H3689 of those who are foolish, H310 and of those H7521 who approve H6310 their sayings. H5542 Selah.
14 H8371 They are appointed H6629 as a flock H7585 for Sheol. H4194 Death H7462 shall be their shepherd. H3477 The upright H7287 shall have dominion H1242 over them in the morning. H6697 Their beauty H1086 shall decay H7585 in Sheol, H2073 far from their mansion.
15 H430 But God H6299 will redeem H5315 my soul H3027 from the power H7585 of Sheol, H3947 for he will receive H5542 me. Selah.
16 H3372 Don't be afraid H376 when a man H6238 is made rich, H3519 when the glory H1004 of his house H7235 is increased.
17 H4194 For when he dies H3947 he shall carry nothing away. H3519 His glory H3381 shall not descend H310 after him.
18 H2416 Though while he lived H1288 he blessed H5315 his soul— H3034 and men praise H3190 you when you do well for yourself—
19 H935 he shall go H1755 to the generation H1 of his fathers. H3808 They shall never H7200 see H216 the light.