Psalms 73:1 ←
Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
Psalms 73:2 ←
But as for me, my feet were almost gone. My steps had nearly slipped.
Psalms 73:3 ←
For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Psalms 73:4 ←
For there are no struggles in their death, but their strength is firm.
Psalms 73:5 ←
They are free from burdens of men, neither are they plagued like other men.
Psalms 73:6 ←
Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck. Violence covers them like a garment.
Psalms 73:7 ←
Their eyes bulge with fat. Their minds pass the limits of conceit.
Psalms 73:8 ←
They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression.
Psalms 73:9 ←
They have set their mouth in the heavens. Their tongue walks through the earth.
Psalms 73:10 ←
Therefore their people return to them, and they drink up waters of abundance.
Psalms 73:11 ←
They say, “How does God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?”
Psalms 73:12 ←
Behold, these are the wicked. Being always at ease, they increase in riches.
Psalms 73:13 ←
Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence,
Psalms 73:14 ←
For all day long I have been plagued, and punished every morning.
Psalms 73:15 ←
If I had said, “I will speak thus”, behold, I would have betrayed the generation of your children.
Psalms 73:16 ←
When I tried to understand this, it was too painful for me—
Psalms 73:17 ←
until I entered God’s sanctuary, and considered their latter end.
Psalms 73:18 ←
Surely you set them in slippery places. You throw them down to destruction.
Psalms 73:19 ←
How they are suddenly destroyed! They are completely swept away with terrors.
Psalms 73:20 ←
As a dream when one wakes up, so, Lord, when you awake, you will despise their fantasies.
Psalms 73:21 ←
For my soul was grieved. I was embittered in my heart.
Psalms 73:22 ←
I was so senseless and ignorant. I was a brute beast before you.
Psalms 73:23 ←
Nevertheless, I am continually with you. You have held my right hand.
Psalms 73:24 ←
You will guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
Psalms 73:25 ←
Whom do I have in heaven? There is no one on earth whom I desire besides you.
Psalms 73:26 ←
My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalms 73:27 ←
For, behold, those who are far from you shall perish. You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to you.
Psalms 73:28 ←
But it is good for me to come close to God. I have made the Lord Yahweh my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.