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I will praise the LORD!

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Redemption’s promise — photo by David Kitz

People, despite their wealth, do not endure;
    they are like the beasts that perish.

This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,
    and of their followers, who approve their sayings.
They are like sheep and are destined to die;
    death will be their shepherd
    (but the upright will prevail over them in the morning).
Their forms will decay in the grave,
    far from their princely mansions.
But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead;
    he will surely take me to himself.

  (Psalm 49:12-15, NIV)*

* New International Version, Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica