Psalms 49 :1

Psalms 49 :1 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world:

American King James Version (AKJV)

Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world:

American Standard Version (ASV)

Hear this, all ye peoples; Give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world,

Basic English Translation (BBE)

<Alamoth. To the chief music-maker. Of the sons of Korah. A Psalm.> Give attention to this, all you peoples; let your ears be open, all you who are living in the world.

Webster's Revision

To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:

World English Bible

Hear this, all you peoples. Listen, all you inhabitants of the world,

English Revised Version (ERV)

For the Chief Musician; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. Hear this, all ye peoples; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:

Definitions for Psalms 49 :1

Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.

Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 49 :1

Hear this, all ye people - The four first verses contain the author's exordium or introduction, delivered in a very pompous style and promising the deepest lessons of wisdom and instruction. But what was rare then is common-place now.

Barnes's Commentary on Psalms 49 :1

Hear this, all ye people - That is, What I am about; to utter is worthy of universal attention; it pertains equally to all mankind. The psalmist; therefore calls on all the nations to attend to what he is about to say. Compare the notes at Isaiah 1:2.

Give ear - Incline your ear; attend. Compare the notes at Psalm 17:6. See also Isaiah 37:17; Isaiah 55:3; Daniel 9:18; Proverbs 2:2.

All ye inhabitants of the world - The truth to be declared does not pertain exclusively to any one nation, or any one class of people. All are interested in it. The term here rendered "world" - חלד cheled, - means properly "duration of life, lifetime;" then, "life, time, age;" and then it comes to denote the world, considered as made up of the living, or the passing generations.

Wesley's Commentary on Psalms 49 :1

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