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Psalm 73 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Book Three: Psalms 73—89

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:1 - A psalm of Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:2 - But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:3 - For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:4 - They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:5 - They are free from common human burdens; they are not plagued by human ills.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:6 - Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:7 - From their callous hearts comes iniquity[fn]; their evil imaginations have no limits.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:8 - They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:9 - Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:10 - Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:11 - They say, “How would God know? Does the Most High know anything?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:12 - This is what the wicked are like— always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:13 - Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure and have washed my hands in innocence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:14 - All day long I have been afflicted, and every morning brings new punishments.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:15 - If I had spoken out like that, I would have betrayed your children.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:16 - When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:17 - till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:18 - Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 - How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:20 - They are like a dream when one awakes; when you arise, Lord, you will despise them as fantasies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:21 - When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:22 - I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:23 - Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:24 - You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:25 - Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:26 - My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:27 - Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:28 - But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.
NIV Footnotes
With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text struggles at their death; / their bodies are healthy
Syriac (see also Septuagint); Hebrew Their eyes bulge with fat
The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.

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