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Psalm 73 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:1 - A Psalm of Asaph. Only -- good to Israel is God, to the clean of heart. And I -- as a little thing, My feet have been turned aside,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:2 - As nothing, have my steps slipped, For I have been envious of the boastful,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:3 - The peace of the wicked I see, That there are no bands at their death,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:4 - And their might is firm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:5 - In the misery of mortals they are not, And with common men they are not plagued.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:6 - Therefore hath pride encircled them, Violence covereth them as a dress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:7 - Their eye hath come out from fat. The imaginations of the heart transgressed;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:8 - They do corruptly, And they speak in the wickedness of oppression, From on high they speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:9 - They have set in the heavens their mouth, And their tongue walketh in the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:10 - Therefore do His people return hither, And waters of fulness are wrung out to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:11 - And they have said, 'How hath God known? And is there knowledge in the Most High?'
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:12 - Lo, these are the wicked and easy ones of the age, They have increased strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:13 - Only -- a vain thing! I have purified my heart, And I wash in innocency my hands,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:14 - And I am plagued all the day, And my reproof is every morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:15 - If I have said, 'I recount thus,' Lo, a generation of Thy sons I have deceived.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:16 - And I think to know this, Perverseness it is in mine eyes,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:17 - Till I come in to the sanctuaries of God, I attend to their latter end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:18 - Only, in slippery places Thou dost set them, Thou hast caused them to fall to desolations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 - How have they become a desolation as in a moment, They have been ended -- consumed from terrors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:20 - As a dream from awakening, O Lord, In awaking, their image Thou despisest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:21 - For my heart doth show itself violent, And my reins prick themselves,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:22 - And I am brutish, and do not know. A beast I have been with Thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:23 - And I am continually with Thee, Thou hast laid hold on my right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:24 - With Thy counsel Thou dost lead me, And after honour dost receive me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:25 - Whom have I in the heavens? And with Thee none I have desired in earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:26 - Consumed hath been my flesh and my heart, The rock of my heart and my portion is God to the age.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:27 - For, lo, those far from Thee do perish, Thou hast cut off every one, Who is going a whoring from Thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:28 - And I -- nearness of God to me is good, I have placed in the Lord Jehovah my refuge, To recount all Thy works!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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