An earnest persuasion to build the faith of resurrection, not on worldly power, but on God.
Psalms 49:1 O heare this, all ye people: pondre it well, all ye that dwell vpo the earth. Psalms 49:2 Hye & lowe, riche & poore, one wt another. Psalms 49:3 My mouth shal speake of wysdome, and my hert shal muse of vnderstondinge. Psalms 49:4 I wil encline myne eare to the parable, & shewe my darcke speach vpon the harpe. Psalms 49:5 Wherfore shulde I feare the euell dayes, whe the wickednesse of my heles copaseth me rounde aboute? Psalms 49:6 They that put their trust in their good, & boost them selues in the multitude of their riches. Psalms 49:7 No man maye deliuer his brother, ner make agrement for him vnto God. Psalms 49:8 For it costeth more to redeme their soules, so that he must let that alone for euer. Psalms 49:9 Yee though he lyue loge, & se not ye graue. Psalms 49:10 For it shal be sene, yt soch wyse me shal dye & perishe together, as well as the ignoraunt and foolish, & leaue their goodes for other. Psalms 49:11 Loke what is in their houses, it cotinueth still: their dwellinge places endure from one generacion to another, & are called after their owne names vpon the earth, Psalms 49:12 Neuerthelesse ma abydeth not insoch honor, but is copared vnto ye brute beastes, & becometh like vnto the. Psalms 49:13 This waie of theirs is very foolishnesse, & yet their posterite prayse it wt their mouth. Psalms 49:14 Sela. They lye in the hell like shepe, death shal gnawe vpon them, & the rightuous shal haue dominacion of them in the mornynge by tymes: their stregth shal consume, & hell shalbe their dwellinge. Psalms 49:15 But God shal deliuer my soule from the power of hell, when he receaueth me.
Worldly prosperity is not to be admired.
Psalms 49:16 Sela. O be not thou afrayed, whan one is made riche, & the glory of his house increased. Psalms 49:17 For he shal cary nothinge awaye wt him when he dyeth, nether shal his pompe folowe him. Psalms 49:18 Whyle he lyueth, he is counted an happie man: & so loge as he is in prosperite, me speake good of him. Psalms 49:19 But whe he foloweth his fathers generacion, he shal neuer se light eny more. Psalms 49:20 When a man is in honoure and hath no vnderstodinge, he is compared vnto the brute beastes, and becommeth like vnto them.