Date and text for this Psalm follow.
1Hear this, all people; give ear, all inhabitants of the world,
2sons of land and sons of men, rich and poor together.
3My mouth will speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart will be of understanding.
4I will incline my ear to parables; I will chant my proverbs on the harp.
5I will not fear in days of evil, when the iniquity of my enemies will surround me,
6those who trust in their own strength and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches.
7A brother cannot save a brother, nor can a man give to god a ransom for himself;
8for the redemption of their souls is precious:
9do good forever and you will live forever, and not see corruption.
10But you will see wise men die; likewise, the fool and the weak minded will perish and leave their wealth to others.
11Their graves will be their only habitations forever, and their dwelling places throughout generations; their marked graves will be their only remembrance on land.
12Nevertheless, such a man is not sustained by his honor; his end will be as the animals, and he will perish.
13This, their way, is their folly; in the end, demented, they will graze like cattle.
14Like sheep, they are consigned to the grave; death will feed on them; and the upright will have dominion over them in the morning; the grave will consume their beauty, and they will be cast out from their glory.
15But god will redeem my soul; from the power of the grave, he will raise me up.
16Do not be afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
17for when he dies, he will carry nothing away; nor will his glory descend after him.
18For while he lived, he lived comfortably; he praised you when you favored him.
19His end will be as his father's was before him; they will never see light.
20Man cannot depend on his honor for consolation, for if he does, he resembles the wild animals.
This Psalm is the seal-date Psalm that in history identifies Austria as the lost tribe of Asher. A natural question to ask is if this date includes any headlines that would tie Austria to other nations.
A survey of Austrian headlines for the date includes notice that Austria plans to withdraw from Cern, citing the $20M Euro annual contribution as being 70 percent of available funds. Cern responded and reminded Austria that they have a history of top work in the field. The Austrian parliament must ratify the move, expected to become official by the end of 2010.
This headline is a reasonable match to the Psalm as the Cern project is an expensive, "strength based" system of understanding. The Psalmist addresses this in verse 4.
The psalm goes on and says that their "grave" will be the only memorial on the land that they ever existed. The current main project in of Cern is the Large Hadron Collider buried below the French-Swiss border. The Psalm suggests the only remnant that will remain of this work is the "grave" itself, the tunnels where this experimental equipment operates.
Note that 2 days before this date there was a fatal industrial accident Cern's largest research facility. The "grave" nature of this facility is thus in view.