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Psalm 73 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:1 - Certainly God is good to Israel, and to those whose motives are pure!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:2 - But as for me, my feet almost slipped; my feet almost slid out from under me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:3 - For I envied those who are proud, as I observed the prosperity of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:4 - For they suffer no pain; their bodies are strong and well-fed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:5 - They are immune to the trouble common to men; they do not suffer as other men do.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:6 - Arrogance is their necklace, and violence their clothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:7 - Their prosperity causes them to do wrong; their thoughts are sinful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:8 - They mock and say evil things; they proudly threaten violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:9 - They speak as if they rule in heaven, and lay claim to the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:10 - Therefore they have more than enough food to eat, and even suck up the water of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:11 - They say, "How does God know what we do? Is the sovereign one aware of what goes on?"
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:12 - Take a good look! This is what the wicked are like, those who always have it so easy and get richer and richer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:13 - I concluded, "Surely in vain I have kept my motives pure and maintained a pure lifestyle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:14 - I suffer all day long, and am punished every morning."
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:15 - If I had publicized these thoughts, I would have betrayed your loyal followers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:16 - When I tried to make sense of this, it was troubling to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:17 - Then I entered the precincts of God's temple, and understood the destiny of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:18 - Surely you put them in slippery places; you bring them down to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 - How desolate they become in a mere moment! Terrifying judgments make their demise complete!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:20 - They are like a dream after one wakes up. O Lord, when you awake you will despise them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:21 - Yes, my spirit was bitter, and my insides felt sharp pain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:22 - I was ignorant and lacked insight; I was as senseless as an animal before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:23 - But I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:24 - You guide me by your wise advice, and then you will lead me to a position of honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:25 - Whom do I have in heaven but you? I desire no one but you on earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:26 - My flesh and my heart may grow weak, but God always protects my heart and gives me stability.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:27 - Yes, look! Those far from you die; you destroy everyone who is unfaithful to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:28 - But as for me, God's presence is all I need. I have made the sovereign LORD my shelter, as I declare all the things you have done.

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Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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