The Darby Bible
Psalms, Chapter 73

   1: (A Psalm of Asaph.) Truly God is good to Israel, to such as are of a pure heart.
   2: But as for me, my feet were almost gone, my steps had well nigh slipped;
   3: For I was envious at the arrogant, seeing the prosperity of the wicked.
   4: For they have no pangs in their death, and their body is well nourished;
   5: They have not the hardships of mankind, neither are they plagued like [other] men:
   6: Therefore pride encompasseth them as a neck-chain, violence covereth them [as] a garment;
   7: Their eyes stand out from fatness, they exceed the imaginations of their heart:
   8: They mock and speak wickedly of oppression, they speak loftily:
   9: They set their mouth in the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
   10: Therefore his people turn hither, and waters in fulness are wrung out to them.
   11: And they say, How can God know, and is there knowledge in the Most High?
   12: Behold, these are the wicked, and they prosper in the world: they heap up riches.
   13: Truly have I purified my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency:
   14: For all the day have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
   15: If I said, I will speak thus, behold, I should be faithless to the generation of thy children.
   16: When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes;
   17: Until I went into the sanctuaries of God; [then] understood I their end.
   18: Truly thou settest them in slippery places, thou castest them down in ruins.
   19: How are they suddenly made desolate! they pass away, consumed with terrors.
   20: As a dream, when one awaketh, wilt thou, Lord, on arising despise their image.
   21: When my heart was in a ferment, and I was pricked in my reins,
   22: Then I was brutish and knew nothing; I was [as] a beast with thee.
   23: Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden my right hand;
   24: Thou wilt guide me by thy counsel, and after the glory, thou wilt receive me.
   25: Whom have I in the heavens? and there is none upon earth I desire beside thee.
   26: My flesh and my heart faileth: God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.
   27: For behold, they that are far from thee shall perish; thou destroyest every one that goeth a whoring from thee.
   28: But as for me, it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord Jehovah, that I may declare all thy works.

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