Psalm 73:1-8 NIV


Psalms 73-89

A psalm of Asaph.

1 Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.1

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2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;2 I had nearly lost my foothold.3

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3 For I envied4 the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.5

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4 They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong.a

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    • a 73:4 - With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text "struggles at their death; / their bodies are healthy"
      5 They are free6 from the burdens common to man; they are not plagued by human ills.

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      6 Therefore pride7 is their necklace;8 they clothe themselves with violence.9

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      7 From their callous hearts10 comes iniquityb; the evil conceits of their minds know no limits.

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        • b 73:7 - Syriac (see also Septuagint); Hebrew "Their eyes bulge with fat"
          8 They scoff, and speak with malice;11 in their arrogance12 they threaten oppression.13

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