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Psalms 73:12

Psalms 73:12

Behold, these are the ungodly
Who say and do as before declared; such as these must be without the knowledge of God, the fear, love, and worship of him: who prosper in the world; in worldly and temporal things, in their bodies and outward estates, but not in their souls and spiritual things: "in this world", as the Targum is; all their prosperity is here; their good things are in this life, their evil things will be in that to come; though ungodly, they prosper in the world, and as long as they are in it; or they are at peace and in case, and are quiet; they have nothing to disturb them, they are not in outward trouble, and their sins do not distress them, and they have no concern about another world:

they increase in riches;
which they are in the pursuit of, and overtake and enjoy in great abundance; whereby they become mighty and powerful, as the word F15 for "riches" signifies: these words are the observation of the psalmist, and which was the occasion of the following temptation he was led into.


F15 (lyx) "vires", Junius & Tremellius; "potentiam", Piscator.