Psalm 49:20

Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

Man that is in honour,.... A wicked man, as the Targum;

See Gill on "Psalms 49:12";

and understandeth not; from whence his riches and honour, come, and what use he should make of them, and for what end he has them; or that understandeth not spiritual things, which relate to the salvation of his soul; who does not know God in Christ, nor the way of salvation by Christ; nor has any experience of the work of the Spirit of God upon his soul; nor has any spiritual understanding of the doctrines of the Gospel; nor knows himself, his state and condition, and what true happiness is:

is like the beasts that perish; See Gill on "Psalms 49:12".