New International Version - UK

Psalm 49

Psalm 49[a]

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

Hear this, all you peoples;
    listen, all who live in this world,
both low and high,
    rich and poor alike:
My mouth will speak words of wisdom;
    the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.
I will turn my ear to a proverb;
    with the harp I will expound my riddle:

Why should I fear when evil days come,
    when wicked deceivers surround me –
those who trust in their wealth
    and boast of their great riches?
No one can redeem the life of another
    or give to God a ransom for them –
the ransom for a life is costly,
    no payment is ever enough –
so that they should live on for ever
    and not see decay.
10 For all can see that the wise die,
    that the foolish and the senseless also perish,
    leaving their wealth to others.
11 Their tombs will remain their houses[b] for ever,
    their dwellings for endless generations,
    though they had[c] named lands after themselves.

12 People, despite their wealth, do not endure;
    they are like the beasts that perish.

13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,
    and of their followers, who approve their sayings.[d]
14 They are like sheep and are destined to die;
    death will be their shepherd
    (but the upright will prevail over them in the morning).
Their forms will decay in the grave,
    far from their princely mansions.
15 But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead;
    he will surely take me to himself.
16 Do not be overawed when others grow rich,
    when the splendour of their houses increases;
17 for they will take nothing with them when they die,
    their splendour will not descend with them.
18 Though while they live they count themselves blessed –
    and people praise you when you prosper –
19 they will join those who have gone before them,
    who will never again see the light of life.

20 People who have wealth but lack understanding
    are like the beasts that perish.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 49:1 In Hebrew texts 49:1-20 is numbered 49:2-21.
  2. Psalm 49:11 Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew In their thoughts their houses will remain
  3. Psalm 49:11 Or generations, / for they have
  4. Psalm 49:13 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 15.

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!.