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American Standard Version
Psalm 73 (ASV)
 Surely God is good to Israel, Even to such as are pure in heart.
 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; My steps had well nigh slipped.
 For I was envious at the arrogant, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
 For there are no pangs in their death; But their strength is firm.
 They are not in trouble as other men; Neither are they plagued like other men.
 Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck; Violence covereth them as a garment.
 Their eyes stand out with fatness: They have more than heart could wish.
 They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression: They speak loftily.
 They have set their mouth in the heavens, And their tongue walketh through the earth.
 Therefore his people return hither: And waters of a full cup are drained by them.
 And they say, How doth God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?
 Behold, these are the wicked; And, being alway at ease, they increase in riches.
 Surely in vain have I cleansed my heart, And washed my hands in innocency;
 For all the day long have I been plagued, And chastened every morning.
 If I had said, I will speak thus; Behold, I had dealt treacherously with the generation of thy children.
 When I thought how I might know this, It was too painful for me;
 Until I went into the sanctuary of God, And considered their latter end.
 Surely thou settest them in slippery places: Thou castest them down to destruction.
 How are they become a desolation in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors.
 As a dream when one awaketh, So, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou wilt despise their image.
 For my soul was grieved, And I was pricked in my heart:
 So brutish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee.
 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: Thou hast holden my right hand.
 Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel, And afterward receive me to glory.
 Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.
 My flesh and my heart faileth; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: Thou hast destroyed all them that play the harlot, departing from thee.
 But it is good for me to draw near unto God: I have made the Lord Jehovah my refuge, That I may tell of all thy works.
King James w/Strong’s #s
Psalm 73 (KJVS)
 «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.
 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).
 For I was envious H7065 (8765) at the foolish H1984 (8802), [when] I saw H7200 (8799) the prosperity H7965 of the wicked H7563.
 For [there are] no bands H2784 in their death H4194: but their strength H193 [is] firm H1277.
 They [are] not in trouble H5999 [as other] men H582; neither are they plagued H5060 (8792) like H5973 [other] men H120.
 Therefore pride H1346 compasseth them about as a chain H6059 (8804); violence H2555 covereth H5848 (8799) them [as] a garment H7897.
 Their eyes H5869 stand out H3318 (8804) with fatness H2459: they have more H5674 (8804) than heart H3824 could wish H4906.
 They are corrupt H4167 (8686), and speak H1696 (8762) wickedly H7451 [concerning] oppression H6233: they speak H1696 (8762) loftily H4791.
 They set H8371 (8804) their mouth H6310 against the heavens H8064, and their tongue H3956 walketh H1980 (8799) through the earth H776.
 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.
 And they say H559 (8804), How doth God H410 know H3045 (8804)? and is there H3426 knowledge H1844 in the most High H5945?
 Behold, these [are] the ungodly H7563, who prosper H7961 in the world H5769; they increase H7685 (8689) [in] riches H2428.
 Verily I have cleansed H2135 (8765) my heart H3824 [in] vain H7385, and washed H7364 (8799) my hands H3709 in innocency H5356.
 For all the day H3117 long have I been plagued H5060 (8803), and chastened H8433 every morning H1242.
 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.
 When I thought H2803 (8762) to know H3045 (8800) this, it [was] too painful H5999 for me H5869;
 Until I went H935 (8799) into the sanctuary H4720 of God H410; [then] understood H995 (8799) I their end H319.
 Surely thou didst set H7896 (8799) them in slippery places H2513: thou castedst them down H5307 (8689) into destruction H4876.
 How are they [brought] into desolation H8047, as in a moment H7281! they are utterly H5486 (8804) consumed H8552 (8804) with terrors H1091.
 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.
 Thus my heart H3824 was grieved H2556 (8691), and I was pricked H8150 (8709) in my reins H3629.
 So foolish H1198 [was] I, and ignorant H3045 (8799): I was [as] a beast H929 before thee.
 Nevertheless I [am] continually H8548 with thee: thou hast holden H270 (8804) [me] by my right H3225 hand H3027.
 Thou shalt guide H5148 (8686) me with thy counsel H6098, and afterward H310 receive H3947 (8799) me [to] glory H3519.
 Whom have I in heaven H8064 [but thee]? and [there is] none upon earth H776 [that] I desire H2654 (8804) beside thee.
 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.
 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.
 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)
 Only-good to Israel is God, to the clean of heart. And I-as a little thing, My feet have been turned aside,
 As nothing, have my steps slipped, For I have been envious of the boastful,
 The peace of the wicked I see, That there are no bands at their death,
 And their might is firm.
 In the misery of mortals they are not, And with common men they are not plagued.
 Therefore hath pride encircled them, Violence covereth them as a dress.
 Their eye hath come out from fat. The imaginations of the heart transgressed;
 They do corruptly, And they speak in the wickedness of oppression, From on high they speak.
 They have set in the heavens their mouth, And their tongue walketh in the earth.
 Therefore do His people return hither, And waters of fulness are wrung out to them.
 And they have said, ‘How hath God known? And is there knowledge in the Most High?’
 Lo, these are the wicked and easy ones of the age, They have increased strength.
 Only-a vain thing! I have purified my heart, And I wash in innocency my hands,
 And I am plagued all the day, And my reproof is every morning.
 If I have said, ‘I recount thus,’ Lo, a generation of Thy sons I have deceived.
 And I think to know this, Perverseness it is in mine eyes,
 Till I come in to the sanctuaries of God, I attend to their latter end.
 Only, in slippery places Thou dost set them, Thou hast caused them to fall to desolations.
 How have they become a desolation as in a moment, They have been ended-consumed from terrors.
 As a dream from awakening, O Lord, In awaking, their image Thou despisest.
 For my heart doth show itself violent, And my reins prick themselves,
 And I am brutish, and do not know. A beast I have been with Thee.
 And I am continually with Thee, Thou hast laid hold on my right hand.
 With Thy counsel Thou dost lead me, And after honour dost receive me.
 Whom have I in the heavens? And with Thee none I have desired in earth.
 Consumed hath been my flesh and my heart, The rock of my heart and my portion is God to the age.
 For, lo, those far from Thee do perish, Thou hast cut off every one, Who is going a whoring from Thee.
 And I-nearness of God to me is good, I have placed in the Lord Jehovah my refuge, To recount all Thy works!