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Psalm 73 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:1 - A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to the upright, to those who are pure in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:2 - But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had well nigh slipped.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:3 - For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:4 - For they have no pangs; their bodies are sound and sleek.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:5 - They are not in trouble as other men are; they are not stricken like other men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:6 - Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them as a garment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:7 - Their eyes swell out with fatness, their hearts overflow with follies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:8 - They scoff and speak with malice; loftily they threaten oppression.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:9 - They set their mouths against the heavens, and their tongue struts through the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:10 - Therefore the people turn and praise them; and find no fault in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:11 - And they say, "How can God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?"
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:12 - Behold, these are the wicked; always at ease, they increase in riches.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:13 - All in vain have I kept my heart clean and washed my hands in innocence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:14 - For all the day long I have been stricken, and chastened every morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:15 - If I had said, "I will speak thus," I would have been untrue to the generation of thy children.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:16 - But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:17 - until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I perceived their end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:18 - Truly thou dost set them in slippery places; thou dost make them fall to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 - How they are destroyed in a moment, swept away utterly by terrors!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:20 - They are like a dream when one awakes, on awaking you despise their phantoms.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:21 - When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:22 - I was stupid and ignorant, I was like a beast toward thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:23 - Nevertheless I am continually with thee; thou dost hold my right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:24 - Thou dost guide me with thy counsel, and afterward thou wilt receive me to glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:25 - Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is nothing upon earth that I desire besides thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:26 - My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:27 - For lo, those who are far from thee shall perish; thou dost put an end to those who are false to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:28 - But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all thy works.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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