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Psalms 49:1

    Psalms 49:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye 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

    Hear this, all ye peoples; 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' Notes 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.