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Psalm 73 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Book Three: Psalms 73—89
The Tragedy of the Wicked, and the Blessedness of Trust in God

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:1 - A Psalm of Asaph.

Truly God is good to Israel,
To such as are pure in heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:2 - But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled;
My steps had nearly slipped.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:3 - For I was envious of the boastful,
When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:4 - For there are no pangs in their death,
But their strength is firm.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:5 - They are not in trouble as other men,
Nor are they plagued like other men.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:6 - Therefore pride serves as their necklace;
Violence covers them like a garment.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:7 - Their eyes bulge[fn] with abundance;
They have more than heart could wish.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:8 - They scoff and speak wickedly concerning oppression;
They speak loftily.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:9 - They set their mouth against the heavens,
And their tongue walks through the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:10 - Therefore his people return here,
And waters of a full cup are drained by them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:11 - And they say, “How does God know?
And is there knowledge in the Most High?”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:12 - Behold, these are the ungodly,
Who are always at ease;
They increase in riches.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:13 - Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain,
And washed my hands in innocence.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:14 - For all day long I have been plagued,
And chastened every morning.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:15 - If I had said, “I will speak thus,”
Behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of Your children.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:16 - When I thought how to understand this,
It was too painful for me—

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:17 - Until I went into the sanctuary of God;
Then I understood their end.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:18 - Surely You set them in slippery places;
You cast them down to destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 - Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment!
They are utterly consumed with terrors.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:20 - As a dream when one awakes,
So, Lord, when You awake,
You shall despise their image.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:21 - Thus my heart was grieved,
And I was vexed in my mind.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:22 - I was so foolish and ignorant;
I was like a beast before You.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:23 - Nevertheless I am continually with You;
You hold me by my right hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:24 - You will guide me with Your counsel,
And afterward receive me to glory.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:25 - Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:26 - My flesh and my heart fail;
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:27 - For indeed, those who are far from You shall perish;
You have destroyed all those who desert You for harlotry.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:28 - 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 Your works.
NKJV Footnotes
Targum reads face bulges; Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate read iniquity bulges.
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