"Hear this, all you peoples;
listen, all who live in this world,
both low and high,
rich and poor alike...Why should I fear when evil days come,
when wicked deceivers surround me...
those who trust in their wealth
and boast of their great riches?
No one can redeem the life of another
or give to God a ransom for them...
People, despite their wealth,
do not endure;
they are like the beasts that perish."
"Give thanks to the Lord,
for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord
tell their story—
those he redeemed from the
hand of the foe,
those he gathered from the lands,
from east and west,
from north and south...
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
for he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things..."