Psalm 73 KJV

1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone ; my steps had well nigh slipped .
3 For I was envious at the foolish , when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.a

References for Psalms 73:4

    • ĺ 73:4 - firm: Heb. fat
      5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
      6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain ; violence covereth them as a garment.
      7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
      8 They are corrupt , and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
      9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
      10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
      11 And they say , How doth God know ? and is there knowledge in the most High?
      12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
      13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
      14 For all the day long have I been plagued , and chastenedb every morning.

      References for Psalms 73:14

        • Ļ 73:14 - chastened: Heb. my chastisement was
          15 If I say , I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.
          16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
          17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
          18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.
          19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
          20 As a dream when one awaketh ; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
          21 Thus my heart was grieved , and I was pricked in my reins.
          22 So foolish was I, and ignorant :c I was as a beast before thee. d

          References for Psalms 73:22

            • ļ 73:22 - ignorant: Heb. I knew not
            • Ľ 73:22 - before Heb. with
              23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
              24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
              25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
              26 My flesh and my heart faileth : but God is the strengthe of my heart, and my portion for ever.

              References for Psalms 73:26

                • ľ 73:26 - strength: Heb. rock
                  27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish : thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
                  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.