New Living Translation

Psalm 49

Psalm 49

For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah.

Listen to this, all you people!
    Pay attention, everyone in the world!
High and low,
    rich and poor—listen!
For my words are wise,
    and my thoughts are filled with insight.
I listen carefully to many proverbs
    and solve riddles with inspiration from a harp.

Why should I fear when trouble comes,
    when enemies surround me?
They trust in their wealth
    and boast of great riches.
Yet they cannot redeem themselves from death[a]
    by paying a ransom to God.
Redemption does not come so easily,
    for no one can ever pay enough
to live forever
    and never see the grave.

10 Those who are wise must finally die,
    just like the foolish and senseless,
    leaving all their wealth behind.
11 The grave[b] is their eternal home,
    where they will stay forever.
They may name their estates after themselves,
12     but their fame will not last.
    They will die, just like animals.
13 This is the fate of fools,
    though they are remembered as being wise.[c] Interlude

14 Like sheep, they are led to the grave,[d]
    where death will be their shepherd.
In the morning the godly will rule over them.
    Their bodies will rot in the grave,
    far from their grand estates.
15 But as for me, God will redeem my life.
    He will snatch me from the power of the grave. Interlude

16 So don’t be dismayed when the wicked grow rich
    and their homes become ever more splendid.
17 For when they die, they take nothing with them.
    Their wealth will not follow them into the grave.
18 In this life they consider themselves fortunate
    and are applauded for their success.
19 But they will die like all before them
    and never again see the light of day.
20 People who boast of their wealth don’t understand;
    they will die, just like animals.

Notas al pie

  1. 49:7 Some Hebrew manuscripts read no one can redeem the life of another.
  2. 49:11 As in Greek and Syriac versions; Hebrew reads Their inward [thought].
  3. 49:13 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
  4. 49:14 Hebrew Sheol; also in 49:14b, 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!.