PSALM 49:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.”

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Psalm 49:14 Translation & Meaning

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Like sheep כַּצֹּ֤אן׀ A collective name for a flock (of sheep or goats); also figuratively (of men) Like sheep
they are laid שַׁתּוּ֮ To place, i.e., array; reflex. to lie are laid
in the grave; לִֽשְׁא֣וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates grave
death מָ֤וֶת Death (natural or violent); concretely, the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively, pestilence, ruin death
shall feed יִ֫רְעֵ֥ם To tend a flock; i.e., pasture it; intransitively, to graze (literally or figuratively); generally to rule; by extension, to associate with (as a friend) feed
on them; and the upright יְשָׁרִ֨ים׀ Straight (literally or figuratively) upright
shall have dominion וַיִּרְדּ֘וּ To tread down, i.e., subjugate; specifically, to crumble off dominion
over them in the morning; לַבֹּ֗קֶר Properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning morning
and their beauty וְ֭ציּרָם A form (of beauty; as if pressed out, i.e., carved); hence, an (idolatrous) image beauty
shall consume לְבַלּ֥וֹת To fail; by implication to wear out, decay (causatively, consume, spend) consume
in the grave שְׁא֗וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates grave
from their dwelling. מִזְּבֻ֥ל A residence dwelling

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  • 12  Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

  • 13  This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

  • 14  Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

  • 15  But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

  • 16  Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;



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