The Book of Psalms
1 – Unto the end, a psalm for the sons of Core.
2 – Hear these things, all ye nations: give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world.
3 – All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men: both rich and poor together.
4 – My mouth shall speak wisdom: and the meditation of my heart understanding.
5 – I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery.
6 – Why shall I fear in the evil day? the iniquity of my heel shall encompass me.
7 – They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches,
8 – No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem: he shall not give to God his ransom,
9 – Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: and shall labour for ever,
10 – and shall still live unto the end.
11 – He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: the senseless and the fool shall perish together: And they shall leave their riches to strangers:
12 – and their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever. Their dwelling places to all generations: they have called their lands by their names.
13 – And man when he was in honour did not understand; he is compared to senseless beasts, and is become like to them.
14 – This way of theirs is a stumblingblock to them: and afterwards they shall delight in their mouth.
15 – They are laid in hell like sheep: death shall feed upon them. And the just shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their help shall decay in hell from their glory.
16 – But God will redeem my soul from the hand of hell, when he shall receive me.
17 – Be not thou afraid, when a man shall be made rich, and when the glory of his house shall be increased.
18 – For when he shall die he shall take nothing away; nor shall his glory descend with him.
19 – For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed: and he will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him.
20 – He shall go in to the generations of his fathers: and he shall never see light.
21 – Man when he was in honour did not understand: he hath been compared to senseless beasts, and made like to them.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.