Authorized Version
Psalms, Chapter 73

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