But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped.
31For I was 2envious of the arrogant when I saw the 3prosperity of the wicked.
For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and sleek.
They are not in trouble as others are; they are not 4stricken like the rest of mankind.
Therefore pride is 5their necklace; violence covers them as 6a garment.
Their 7eyes swell out through fatness; their hearts overflow with follies.
They scoff and 8speak with malice; loftily they threaten oppression.
They set their mouths against the heavens, and their tongue struts through the earth.
Therefore his people turn back to them, and find 9no fault in them.a11
And they say, 10"How can God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?"
Behold, these are the wicked; always at ease, they 11increase in riches.
All in vain have I 12kept my heart clean and 13washed my hands in innocence.
For all the day long I have been 14stricken and 15rebuked 16every morning.
If I had said, "I will speak thus," I would have betrayed 17the generation of your children.