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Psalm 73 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The End of the Wicked Contrasted with That of the Righteous.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:1 - A Psalm of Asaph.
God certainly is good to Israel,
To those who are pure in heart!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:2 - But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling,
My steps [fn]had almost slipped.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:3 - For I was envious of the [fn]arrogant
As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:4 - For there are no pains in their death,
And their belly is fat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:5 - They are not [fn]in trouble like other people,
Nor are they tormented together with the rest of mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:6 - Therefore arrogance is their necklace;
The garment of violence covers them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:7 - Their eye [fn]bulges from fatness;
The imaginations of their heart overflow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:8 - They mock and [fn]wickedly speak of oppression;
They speak from on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:9 - They have set their mouth [fn]against the heavens,
And their tongue [fn]parades through the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:10 - Therefore [fn]his people return here,
And abundant waters are drunk by them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:11 - They say, “How does God know?
And is there knowledge [fn]with the Most High?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:12 - Behold, these are the wicked;
And always at ease, they have increased in wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:13 - Surely in vain I have [fn]kept my heart pure
And washed my hands in innocence;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:14 - For I have been stricken all day long,
And [fn]punished every morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:15 - If I had said, “I will speak this way,”
Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:16 - When I thought of understanding this,
It was [fn]troublesome in my sight
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:17 - Until I entered the [fn]sanctuary of God;
Then I perceived their end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:18 - You indeed put them on slippery ground;
You dropped them into [fn]ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 - How they are [fn]destroyed in a moment!
They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:20 - Like a dream when one awakes,
Lord, when stirred, You will despise their image.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:21 - When my heart was embittered
And I was pierced [fn]within,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:22 - Then I was stupid and ignorant;
I was like an animal [fn]before You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:23 - Nevertheless I am continually with You;
You have taken hold of my right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:24 - You will guide me with Your plan,
And afterward receive me [fn]to glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:25 - Whom do I have in heaven but You?
And with You, I desire nothing on earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:26 - My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the [fn]strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:27 - For, behold, those who are far from You will perish;
You have destroyed all those who [fn]are unfaithful to You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:28 - But as for me, the nearness of God is good for me;
I have made the Lord [fn]GOD my refuge,
So that I may tell of all Your works.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit were caused to slip
Or boasters
Lit in the trouble of people
Lit goes forth
Or they speak in wickedness; From on high they speak of oppression
Or in
Lit walks
Or His
Lit in
Or cleansed my heart
Lit my punishment
Lit labor, trouble
Lit sanctuaries
Or deception
Lit become a desolation
Lit in my kidneys
Lit with You
Or with honor
Lit rock
Lit go to a whoring from
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD

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