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Psalm 73

NLT 1 Truly God is good to Israel, to those whose hearts are pure. NIV 1 Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. NLT 2 But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone. NIV 2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. NLT 3 For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness. NIV 3 For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. NLT 4 They seem to live such painless lives; their bodies are so healthy and strong. NIV 4 They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. NLT 5 They don’t have troubles like other people; they’re not plagued with problems like everyone else. NIV 5 They are free from the burdens common to man; they are not plagued by human ills. NLT 6 They wear pride like a jeweled necklace and clothe themselves with cruelty. NIV 6 Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence. NLT 7 These fat cats have everything their hearts could ever wish for! NIV 7 From their callous hearts comes iniquity; the evil conceits of their minds know no limits. NLT 8 They scoff and speak only evil; in their pride they seek to crush others. NIV 8 They scoff, and speak with malice; in their arrogance they threaten oppression. NLT 9 They boast against the very heavens, and their words strut throughout the earth. NIV 9 Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth. NLT 10 And so the people are dismayed and confused, drinking in all their words. NIV 10 Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance. NLT 11 “What does God know?” they ask. “Does the Most High even know what’s happening?” NIV 11 They say, "How can God know? Does the Most High have knowledge?" NLT 12 Look at these wicked people— enjoying a life of ease while their riches multiply. NIV 12 This is what the wicked are like-- always carefree, they increase in wealth. NLT 13 Did I keep my heart pure for nothing? Did I keep myself innocent for no reason? NIV 13 Surely in vain have I kept my heart pure; in vain have I washed my hands in innocence. NLT 14 I get nothing but trouble all day long; every morning brings me pain. NIV 14 All day long I have been plagued; I have been punished every morning. NLT 15 If I had really spoken this way to others, I would have been a traitor to your people. NIV 15 If I had said, "I will speak thus," I would have betrayed your children. NLT 16 So I tried to understand why the wicked prosper. But what a difficult task it is! NIV 16 When I tried to understand all this, it was oppressive to me NLT 17 Then I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked. NIV 17 till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny. NLT 18 Truly, you put them on a slippery path and send them sliding over the cliff to destruction. NIV 18 Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin. NLT 19 In an instant they are destroyed, completely swept away by terrors. NIV 19 How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors! NLT 20 When you arise, O Lord, you will laugh at their silly ideas as a person laughs at dreams in the morning. NIV 20 As a dream when one awakes, so when you arise, O Lord, you will despise them as fantasies. NLT 21 Then I realized that my heart was bitter, and I was all torn up inside. NIV 21 When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered, NLT 22 I was so foolish and ignorant— I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you. NIV 22 I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you. NLT 23 Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand. NIV 23 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. NLT 24 You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. NIV 24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. NLT 25 Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. NIV 25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. NLT 26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. NIV 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. NLT 27 Those who desert him will perish, for you destroy those who abandon you. NIV 27 Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. NLT 28 But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do. NIV 28 But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.