1 Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:
3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
9 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
10 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.
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.
16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
20 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.