Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.1
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But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;2 I had nearly lost my foothold.3
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For I envied4 the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.5
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They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong.
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They are free6 from the burdens common to man; they are not plagued by human ills.
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Therefore pride7 is their necklace;8 they clothe themselves with violence.9
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From their callous hearts10 comes iniquity; the evil conceits of their minds know no limits.
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They scoff, and speak with malice;11 in their arrogance12 they threaten oppression.13
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Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth.
Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance.
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They say, "How can God know? Does the Most High have knowledge?"
This is what the wicked are like-- always carefree,14 they increase in wealth.15
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Surely in vain16 have I kept my heart pure; in vain have I washed my hands in innocence.17
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All day long I have been plagued;18 I have been punished every morning.
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