King James Version

Psalm 49

1Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:

Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

10 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

11 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.

12 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

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

14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.

18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.

19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.

20 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 49

Ahonya mu ahotoso yɛ nkwaseasɛm

1Obiara ntie saa asɛm yi! Muntie, nnipa a mowɔ mmaa nyinaa, akɛse ne nketewa, adefo ne ahiafo nyinaa. M’adwenem bɛdɔ. Mɛka anyansasɛm. Mebu bɛ na makyerɛ ase bere a merebɔ me sanku. Minsuro bɔne bi bere a atamfo ne nnebɔneyɛfo a wɔde wɔn ho to ahonya so na wɔhoahoa wɔn ho wɔ wɔn ahonya mu no atwa me ho ahyia. Onipa ntumi nnye ne ho mfi ɔhaw mu; ɔrentumi ntua ne nkwa ho ka mma Onyankopɔn. Efisɛ, onipa nkwa so akatua bo yɛ den. Nea obetumi atua no rentumi ntwe no mfi damoa mu mma ɔntena nkwa mu daa daa.

10 Obiara nim pefee sɛ anyansafo mpo wu. Saa ara na nkwaseafo ne agyimifo nso wu. Wɔn nyinaa gyaw wɔn ahonya no hɔ ma wɔn asefo. 11 Wɔn adamoa yɛ wɔn fi afebɔɔ. Ɛwom sɛ na wɔwɔ wɔn ara wɔn nsase nanso ɛhɔ na wɔtena daa nyinaa. 12 Onipa kɛseyɛ rentumi nnye no nkwa mfi owu mu. Ɛyɛ dɛn ara a, obewu te sɛ nea mmoa nso wu. 13 Hwɛ nea ɛba wɔn a wɔde wɔn ho to wɔn ho so no so, nea ɛba wɔn a wɔn ani sɔ wɔn ahonya no so.

14 Wɔadome wɔn sɛ wonwu sɛ nguan, na Owu na ɔbɛyɛ wɔn hwɛfo. Atreneefo bedi wɔn so nkonim bere a wɔn honam aporɔw wɔ asaman a ne kwan ne wɔn afi ware no.

15 Nanso Onyankopɔn begye me. Obegye me afi owu tumi ase. 16 Sɛ onipa nya ne ho a, mma ɛnhaw wo; na sɛ onya ma ɛboro so nso a, saa ara. 17 Sɛ owu a, ɔrentumi mfa nkɔ. N’ahonya no ne no renkɔ damoa mu. 18 Mpo sɛ obi ani sɔ asetena yi na esiane sɛ odi yiye nti, nnipa kamfo no a, 19 ɔbɛkɔ akɔka n’asefo ho wɔ owu mu a esum wɔ hɔ daa nyinaa no. 20 Onipa kɛseyɛ rentumi nnye no mfi owu mu; obewu te sɛ nea mmoa wu ara pɛ!.