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13 Such is the fate of the foolhardy,
    the end of those[a] 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,[b]
    and their form shall waste away;
    Sheol shall be their home.[c]
15 But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol,
    for he will receive me.Selah

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  1. Psalm 49:13 Tg: Heb after them
  2. Psalm 49:14 Cn: Heb the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning
  3. Psalm 49:14 Meaning of Heb uncertain

13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,(A)
    and of their followers, who approve their sayings.[a]
14 They are like sheep and are destined(B) to die;(C)
    death will be their shepherd
    (but the upright will prevail(D) 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;(E)
    he will surely take me to himself.(F)

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  1. Psalm 49:13 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 15.

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