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Psalms 73

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.


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