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Psalms 73:1 ←
A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
Psalms 73:2 ←
But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
Psalms 73:3 ←
For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Psalms 73:4 ←
For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.
Psalms 73:5 ←
They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
Psalms 73:6 ←
Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
Psalms 73:7 ←
Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
Psalms 73:8 ←
They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
Psalms 73:9 ←
They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
Psalms 73:10 ←
Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
Psalms 73:11 ←
And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
Psalms 73:12 ←
Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
Psalms 73:13 ←
Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
Psalms 73:14 ←
For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
Psalms 73:15 ←
If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.
Psalms 73:16 ←
When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
Psalms 73:17 ←
Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
Psalms 73:18 ←
Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.
Psalms 73:19 ←
How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
Psalms 73:20 ←
As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
Psalms 73:21 ←
Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
Psalms 73:22 ←
So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
Psalms 73:23 ←
Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
Psalms 73:24 ←
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
Psalms 73:25 ←
Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
Psalms 73:26 ←
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Psalms 73:27 ←
For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
Psalms 73:28 ←
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.