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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 H4210 of Asaph H623.» Truly God H430 [is] good H2896 to Israel H3478, [even] to such as are of a clean H1249 heart H3824.
[2] But as for me, my feet H7272 were almost H4592 gone H5186 (8804) (8675) H5186 (8803); my steps H838 had well nigh H369 slipped H8210 (8795).
[3] For I was envious H7065 (8765) at the foolish H1984 (8802), [when] I saw H7200 (8799) the prosperity H7965 of the wicked H7563.
[4] For [there are] no bands H2784 in their death H4194: but their strength H193 [is] firm H1277.
[5] They [are] not in trouble H5999 [as other] men H582; neither are they plagued H5060 (8792) like H5973 [other] men H120.
[6] Therefore pride H1346 compasseth them about as a chain H6059 (8804); violence H2555 covereth H5848 (8799) them [as] a garment H7897.
[7] Their eyes H5869 stand out H3318 (8804) with fatness H2459: they have more H5674 (8804) than heart H3824 could wish H4906.
[8] They are corrupt H4167 (8686), and speak H1696 (8762) wickedly H7451 [concerning] oppression H6233: they speak H1696 (8762) loftily H4791.
[9] They set H8371 (8804) their mouth H6310 against the heavens H8064, and their tongue H3956 walketh H1980 (8799) through the earth H776.
[10] Therefore his people H5971 return H7725 (8799) (8675) H7725 (8686) hither H1988: and waters H4325 of a full H4392 [cup] are wrung out H4680 (8735) to them.
[11] And they say H559 (8804), How doth God H410 know H3045 (8804)? and is there H3426 knowledge H1844 in the most High H5945?
[12] Behold, these [are] the ungodly H7563, who prosper H7961 in the world H5769; they increase H7685 (8689) [in] riches H2428.
[13] Verily I have cleansed H2135 (8765) my heart H3824 [in] vain H7385, and washed H7364 (8799) my hands H3709 in innocency H5356.
[14] For all the day H3117 long have I been plagued H5060 (8803), and chastened H8433 every morning H1242.
[15] If I say H559 (8804), I will speak H5608 (8762) thus H3644; behold, I should offend H898 (8804) [against] the generation H1755 of thy children H1121.
[16] When I thought H2803 (8762) to know H3045 (8800) this, it [was] too painful H5999 for me H5869;
[17] Until I went H935 (8799) into the sanctuary H4720 of God H410; [then] understood H995 (8799) I their end H319.
[18] Surely thou didst set H7896 (8799) them in slippery places H2513: thou castedst them down H5307 (8689) into destruction H4876.
[19] How are they [brought] into desolation H8047, as in a moment H7281! they are utterly H5486 (8804) consumed H8552 (8804) with terrors H1091.
[20] As a dream H2472 when [one] awaketh H6974 (8687); [so], O Lord H136, when thou awakest H5782, thou shalt despise H959 (8799) their image H6754.
[21] Thus my heart H3824 was grieved H2556 (8691), and I was pricked H8150 (8709) in my reins H3629.
[22] So foolish H1198 [was] I, and ignorant H3045 (8799): I was [as] a beast H929 before thee.
[23] Nevertheless I [am] continually H8548 with thee: thou hast holden H270 (8804) [me] by my right H3225 hand H3027.
[24] Thou shalt guide H5148 (8686) me with thy counsel H6098, and afterward H310 receive H3947 (8799) me [to] glory H3519.
[25] Whom have I in heaven H8064 [but thee]? and [there is] none upon earth H776 [that] I desire H2654 (8804) beside thee.
[26] My flesh H7607 and my heart H3824 faileth H3615 (8804): [but] God H430 [is] the strength H6697 of my heart H3824, and my portion H2506 for ever H5769.
[27] For, lo, they that are far H7369 from thee shall perish H6 (8799): thou hast destroyed H6789 (8689) all them that go a whoring H2181 (8802) from thee.
[28] But H589 [it is] good H2896 for me to draw near H7132 to God H430: I have put H7896 (8804) my trust H4268 in the Lord H136 GOD H3069, that I may declare H5608 (8763) all thy works H4399.

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!