Psalm 49: Oh look, pigs flying south for the winter!!!
Psalms Part 49 of 150
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.
1 Hear this, all you peoples.
Listen, all you inhabitants of the world,
Don’t think for yourselves, just listen to us.
2 both low and high,
rich and poor together.
We don’t care who we screw up and screw over. We’ll take it from everyone. No favouritism here folks.
3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom.
My heart shall utter understanding.
You keep telling yourself that.
4 I will incline my ear to a proverb.
I will open my riddle on the harp.
5 Why should I fear in the days of evil,
when iniquity at my heels surrounds me?
6 Those who trust in their wealth,
and boast in the multitude of their riches—
7 none of them can by any means redeem his brother,
nor give God a ransom for him.
You’re right. Nobody can do it for someone else. So what the hell makes you think Jesus dying on a cross (which probably never happened), can save you?
8 For the redemption of their life is costly,
no payment is ever enough,
9 That he should live on forever,
that he should not see corruption.
Nobody lives forever. We’ve been over this before.
10 For he sees that wise men die;
likewise the fool and the senseless perish,
and leave their wealth to others.
Your point being?
11 Their inward thought is that their houses will endure forever,
and their dwelling places to all generations.
They name their lands after themselves.
12 But man, despite his riches, doesn’t endure.
He is like the animals that perish.
13 This is the destiny of those who are foolish,
and of those who approve their sayings.
So why is religion peddling this idiotic afterlife crap then?
14 They are appointed as a flock for Sheol.
Death shall be their shepherd.
The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning.
Their beauty shall decay in Sheol,
far from their mansion.
Dead. Decaying. What else would you expect? A fricking hair salon?
15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol,
for he will receive me.
Oh look, pigs flying south for the winter!!!
16 Don’t be afraid when a man is made rich,
when the glory of his house is increased.
17 For when he dies he shall carry nothing away.
His glory shall not descend after him.
That’s right. Nothing goes with him, because nothing goes anywhere. Dead remember?
18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul—
and men praise you when you do well for yourself—
And while that is happening, priests try to get you to give them all you have in the name of God/Yahweh. Parasites.
19 he shall go to the generation of his fathers.
They shall never see the light.
20 A man who has riches without understanding,
is like the animals that perish.
A dead man is an animal that has perished. Stupid book.