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Psalm 48 (Tuesday (Monday and Thursday during Lent))

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Psalm 48 (Kathisma 7)

Read on Tuesday (Monday and Thursday during Lent)

For the End: A Psalm for the Sons of Kore, 48.

(Psalm 49 - Hebrew Numbering)

Hear this, all ye nations; give ear, all ye that inhabit the world, Both ye that are born of earth, and ye sons of men, rich and poor men together.
My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
I will incline mine ear unto a parable, I will unfold my problem on the psaltery.
Wherefore should I fear in an evil day?
The iniquity at my heel shall compass me about.
There be some that trust in their strength, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches.
A brother cannot redeem; shall a man redeem?
He shall not give to God a ransom for himself, nor the price of the redemption of his own soul, though he hath labored for ever, and shall live to the end.
For he shall not see corruption, when he shall see wise men dying.
The mindless man and the witless shall perish together, and they shall leave their riches to others.
And their graves shall be their houses unto eternity, their dwelling places unto generation and generation, though they have called their lands after their own names.
And man, being in honor, did not understand; he is compared to the mindless cattle, and is become like unto them.
This way of theirs is a stumbling-block for them, yet afterwards they will please with their mouth.
Like sheep they are laid in hades, death shall be their shepherd.
And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning, and their help shall wax old in hades; they have been cast out from their glory.
Yet God shall redeem my soul out of the hand of hades, when he receiveth me.
Be not afraid when a man becometh rich, nor when the glory of his house is increased.
For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away, nor shall his glory descend after him.
For his soul shall be blessed in his lifetime; he will acknowledge Thee while Thou doest good unto him.
He shall enter into the generation of his fathers; he shall not see light unto eternity.
And man, being in honor, did not understand; he is compared to the mindless cattle, and is become like unto them.

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