God shall Ransom my Soul
To the director; [2to the 3sons 4of Korah 1a psalm].1 Hear these things all nations! Give ear all the ones dwelling in the inhabitable world -- 2 both the earth-born, and the sons of men together, rich and needy! 3 My mouth speaks wisdom, and the meditation of my heart understanding. 4 I will lean [2to 3a parable 1my ear]; I will open [2with 3a psaltery 1my riddle]. 5 Why do I fear in [2day 1the wicked]? The lawlessness at my heel shall encircle me -- 6 the ones yielding upon their power, even [2upon 3the 4multitude 5of their riches 1the ones boasting]. 7 A brother does not ransom. Shall [2ransom 1a man]? He shall not give to God an appeasement for himself. 8 (Even the value of the ransoming his soul, even if he labored into the eon.) 9 And he shall live till the end, for he should not see corruption. 10 Whenever he should behold wise men dying, [5together 1the fool 2and 3the mindless one 4shall perish]; and they shall leave behind [2to strangers 1their riches]. 11 And their tombs are their houses into the eon, and their tents unto generation and generation. They call [3their names 2after 1lands]. 12 And a man [2in 3honor 1being] perceived not; he resembles the [2cattle 1unthinking], and is like them. 13 This their way is an obstacle to them; yet after these things [2with 3their mouths 1they take pleasure]. 14 [2as 3sheep 4in 5Hades 1They placed them]; death tends them; and [3shall dominate 4them 1the 2upright] in the morning; and their help shall grow old in Hades; [2from 3their glory 1they were banished]. 15 Except God shall ransom my soul from out of the hand of Hades, whenever he should take me. 16 Do not fear whenever [2should be enriched 1a man], or whenever [4should be multiplied 1the 2glory 3of his house], 17 for [2not 5in 6his dying 1he shall 3take 4anything], nor will [2go down with 3him 1his glory]! 18 For his soul [2in 3his life 1shall be blessed]. He shall make acknowledgment to you whenever you should do good to him. 19 He shall enter unto the generation of his fathers; unto the eon he shall not see light. 20 And a man [2in 3honor 1being] perceived not; he resembles the [2cattle 1unthinking] and is like them.
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