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6 those who trust in their wealth
   and boast of the abundance of their riches?
7 Truly, no ransom avails for one’s life,*
   there is no price one can give to God for it.
8 For the ransom of life is costly,
   and can never suffice,
9 that one should live on for ever
   and never see the grave.*


10 When we look at the wise, they die;
   fool and dolt perish together
   and leave their wealth to others.
11 Their graves* are their homes for ever,
   their dwelling-places to all generations,
   though they named lands their own.
12 Mortals cannot abide in their pomp;
   they are like the animals that perish.


13 Such is the fate of the foolhardy,
   the end of those* who are pleased with their lot.
          Selah
14 Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol;
   Death shall be their shepherd;
straight to the grave they descend,*
   and their form shall waste away;
   Sheol shall be their home.*
15 But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol,
   for he will receive me.
          Selah


16 Do not be afraid when some become rich,
   when the wealth of their houses increases.
17 For when they die they will carry nothing away;
   their wealth will not go down after them.
18 Though in their lifetime they count themselves happy
   —for you are praised when you do well for yourself—
19 they* will go to the company of their ancestors,
   who will never again see the light.
20 Mortals cannot abide in their pomp;
   they are like the animals that perish.

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