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Chapter
Psalms 73

Book of Psalms - Chapter 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.