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73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean
73:2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh
73:3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of
73:4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is
73:5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued
like other men.
73:6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence
covereth them as a garment.
73:7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart
73:8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they
73:9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue
walketh through the earth.
73:10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are
wrung out to them.
73:11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the
73:12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they
increase in riches.
73:13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in
73:14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every
73:15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the
generation of thy children.
73:16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
73:17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their
73:18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst
them down into destruction.
73:19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are
utterly consumed with terrors.
73:20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou
shalt despise their image.
73:21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
73:23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by
my right hand.
73:24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me
73:25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth
that I desire beside thee.
73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my
heart, and my portion for ever.
73:27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast
destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
73:28 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.