1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. Hear this, all peoples! Give ear, all inhabitants of the world, (Ps 42:1; Ps 78:1; Isa 1:2; Mic 1:2)2 both low and high, rich and poor together! (Ps 62:9)3 My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding. (Pr 1:20; Pr 9:1)4 I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre. (Nu 12:8; Ps 78:2; Pr 1:6; Mt 13:35)5 Why should I fear in times of trouble, when the iniquity of those who cheat me surrounds me, (Ps 37:1; Ps 94:13)6 those who trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches? (Job 31:24; Ps 52:7; Pr 11:28; Mr 10:24)7 Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life, (Job 33:24; Mt 16:26; Mt 25:9)8 for the ransom of their life is costly and can never suffice, (Job 36:18)9 that he should live on forever and never see the pit. (Ps 16:10; Ps 89:48)10 For he sees that even the wise die; the fool and the stupid alike must perish and leave their wealth to others. (Ps 39:6; Ps 73:22; Ps 92:6; Ps 94:8; Pr 30:2; Ec 2:16)11 Their graves are their homes forever,
1. Septuagint, Syriac, Targum; Hebrew Their inward thought was that their homes were forever
 their dwelling places to all generations, though they called lands by their own names. (Ge 4:17; Ps 5:9; Ps 10:6; Ps 64:6)12 Man in his pomp will not remain; he is like the beasts that perish. (Ps 39:5; Ps 49:20; Ps 82:7; Ec 3:19)13 This is the path of those who have foolish confidence; yet after them people approve of their boasts.
1. Or and of those after them who approve of their boasts