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Psalm 73 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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The End of the Wicked contrasted with that of the Righteous.

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A Psalm of Asaph.
Surely God is good to Israel,
Even to such as are pure in heart.
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But as for me, my feet were almost gone;
My steps had well nigh slipped.
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For I was envious at the arrogant,
When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
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For there are no pangs in their death;
But their strength is firm.
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They are not in trouble as other men;
Neither are they plagued like other men.
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Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck;
Violence covereth them as a garment.
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Their eyes stand out with fatness:
They have more than heart could wish.
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They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression:
They speak loftily.
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They have set their mouth in the heavens,
And their tongue walketh through the earth.
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Therefore his people return hither:
And waters of a full cup are drained by them.
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And they say, How doth God know?
And is there knowledge in the Most High?
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Behold, these are the wicked;
And, being alway at ease, they increase in riches.
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Surely in vain have I cleansed my heart,
And washed my hands in innocency;
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For all the day long have I been plagued,
And chastened every morning.
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If I had said, I will speak thus;
Behold, I had dealt treacherously with the generation of thy children.
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When I thought how I might know this,
It was too painful for me;
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Until I went into the sanctuary of God,
And considered their latter end.
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Surely thou settest them in slippery places:
Thou castest them down to destruction.
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How are they become a desolation in a moment!
They are utterly consumed with terrors.
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As a dream when one awaketh,
So, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou wilt despise their image.
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For my soul was grieved,
And I was pricked in my heart:
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So brutish was I, and ignorant;
I was as a beast before thee.
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Nevertheless I am continually with thee:
Thou hast holden my right hand.
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Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel,
And afterward receive me to glory.
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Whom have I in heaven but thee?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.
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My flesh and my heart faileth;
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
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For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish:
Thou hast destroyed all them that play the harlot, departing from thee.
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But it is good for me to draw near unto God:
I have made the Lord Jehovah my refuge,
That I may tell of all thy works.
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Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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