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Psalm 73 (WEBP)

[1] Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
[2] But as for me, my feet were almost gone. My steps had nearly slipped.
[3] For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
[4] For there are no struggles in their death, but their strength is firm.
[5] They are free from burdens of men, neither are they plagued like other men.
[6] Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck. Violence covers them like a garment.
[7] Their eyes bulge with fat. Their minds pass the limits of conceit.
[8] They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression.
[9] They have set their mouth in the heavens. Their tongue walks through the earth.
[10] Therefore their people return to them, and they drink up waters of abundance.
[11] They say, “How does God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?”
[12] Behold, these are the wicked. Being always at ease, they increase in riches.
[13] Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence,
[14] For all day long I have been plagued, and punished every morning.
[15] If I had said, “I will speak thus”, behold, I would have betrayed the generation of your children.
[16] When I tried to understand this, it was too painful for me—
[17] until I entered God’s sanctuary, and considered their latter end.
[18] Surely you set them in slippery places. You throw them down to destruction.
[19] How they are suddenly destroyed! They are completely swept away with terrors.
[20] As a dream when one wakes up, so, Lord, when you awake, you will despise their fantasies.
[21] For my soul was grieved. I was embittered in my heart.
[22] I was so senseless and ignorant. I was a brute beast before you.
[23] Nevertheless, I am continually with you. You have held my right hand.
[24] You will guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
[25] Whom do I have in heaven? There is no one on earth whom I desire besides you.
[26] My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
[27] For, behold, those who are far from you shall perish. You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to you.
[28] But it is good for me to come close to God. I have made the Lord Yahweh my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.

Psalm 73:1 The Hebrew word rendered “God” is “אֱלֹהִ֑ים” (Elohim).
Psalm 73:20 The word translated “Lord” is “Adonai.”
Psalm 73:28 “Yahweh” is God’s proper Name, sometimes rendered “LORD” (all caps) in other translations.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 73 (KJVS)

[1] «A Psalm of Asaph .» Truly God [is] good to Israel , [even] to such as are of a clean heart .
[2] But as for me, my feet were almost gone () (8675) (); my steps had well nigh slipped ().
[3] For I was envious () at the foolish (), [when] I saw () the prosperity of the wicked .
[4] For [there are] no bands in their death : but their strength [is] firm .
[5] They [are] not in trouble [as other] men ; neither are they plagued () like [other] men .
[6] Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain (); violence covereth () them [as] a garment .
[7] Their eyes stand out () with fatness : they have more () than heart could wish .
[8] They are corrupt (), and speak () wickedly [concerning] oppression : they speak () loftily .
[9] They set () their mouth against the heavens , and their tongue walketh () through the earth .
[10] Therefore his people return () (8675) () hither : and waters of a full [cup] are wrung out () to them.
[11] And they say (), How doth God know ()? and is there knowledge in the most High ?
[12] Behold, these [are] the ungodly , who prosper in the world ; they increase () [in] riches .
[13] Verily I have cleansed () my heart [in] vain , and washed () my hands in innocency .
[14] For all the day long have I been plagued (), and chastened every morning .
[15] If I say (), I will speak () thus ; behold, I should offend () [against] the generation of thy children .
[16] When I thought () to know () this, it [was] too painful for me ;
[17] Until I went () into the sanctuary of God ; [then] understood () I their end .
[18] Surely thou didst set () them in slippery places : thou castedst them down () into destruction .
[19] How are they [brought] into desolation , as in a moment ! they are utterly () consumed () with terrors .
[20] As a dream when [one] awaketh (); [so], O Lord , when thou awakest , thou shalt despise () their image .
[21] Thus my heart was grieved (), and I was pricked () in my reins .
[22] So foolish [was] I, and ignorant (): I was [as] a beast before thee.
[23] Nevertheless I [am] continually with thee: thou hast holden () [me] by my right hand .
[24] Thou shalt guide () me with thy counsel , and afterward receive () me [to] glory .
[25] Whom have I in heaven [but thee]? and [there is] none upon earth [that] I desire () beside thee.
[26] My flesh and my heart faileth (): [but] God [is] the strength of my heart , and my portion for ever .
[27] For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish (): thou hast destroyed () all them that go a whoring () from thee.
[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 thy works .

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 73 (YLT)

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