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Psalms 49:6

    Psalms 49:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They that trust in their wealth, And boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Even of those whose faith is in their wealth, and whose hearts are lifted up because of their stores.

    Webster's Revision

    They that trust in their wealth, And boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

    World English Bible

    Those who trust in their wealth, and boast in the multitude of their riches--

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 49:6

    They that trust in their wealth - The first reason why there was no cause of alarm is drawn Psalm 49:6-10 from the "powerlessness" of wealth, as illustrated by the fact that it can do nothing to save life or to prevent death. He refers to those who possess it as "trusting" in their wealth, or "relying on" that as the source of their power.

    And boast themselves - Pride themselves; or feel conscious of safety and strength because they are rich. It is the "power" which wealth is supposed to confer, that is alluded to here.

    In the multitude of their riches - The abundance of their wealth.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 49:6

    49:6 Trust - As that which will secure them from calamities. Having said that good men had no cause of fear, from their present sufferings from ungodly men, now he proceeds to shew, that the ungodly had no reason to be secure because of their riches.