Psalm 73 NRS

1 Truly God is good to the upright, a to those who are pure in heart.

References for Psalms 73:1

    • ö 73:1 - Or [good to Israel]
      2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; my steps had nearly slipped.
      3 For I was envious of the arrogant; I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
      4 For they have no pain; their bodies are sound and sleek.
      5 They are not in trouble as others are; they are not plagued like other people.
      6 Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them like a garment.
      7 Their eyes swell out with fatness; their hearts overflow with follies.
      8 They scoff and speak with malice; loftily they threaten oppression.
      9 They set their mouths against heaven, and their tongues range over the earth.
      10 Therefore the people turn and praise them, b and find no fault in them. c

      References for Psalms 73:10

        • ÷ 73:10 - Cn: Heb [his people return here]
        • ø 73:10 - Cn: Heb [abundant waters are drained by them]
          11 And they say, "How can God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?"
          12 Such are the wicked; always at ease, they increase in riches.
          13 All in vain I have kept my heart clean and washed my hands in innocence.
          14 For all day long I have been plagued, and am punished every morning.
          15 If I had said, "I will talk on in this way," I would have been untrue to the circle of your children.
          16 But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task,
          17 until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I perceived their end.
          18 Truly you set them in slippery places; you make them fall to ruin.
          19 How they are destroyed in a moment, swept away utterly by terrors!
          20 They are d like a dream when one awakes; on awaking you despise their phantoms.

          References for Psalms 73:20

            • ù 73:20 - Cn: Heb [Lord]
              21 When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart,
              22 I was stupid and ignorant; I was like a brute beast toward you.
              23 Nevertheless I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.
              24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me with honor. e

              References for Psalms 73:24

                • ú 73:24 - Or [to glory]
                  25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire other than you.
                  26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength f of my heart and my portion forever.

                  References for Psalms 73:26

                      27 Indeed, those who are far from you will perish; you put an end to those who are false to you.
                      28 But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, to tell of all your works.