BOOK III

Psalms 73–89

A psalm of Asaph.

1 Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
References for Psalms 73:1
2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold.
References for Psalms 73:2
3 For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong.a
References for Psalms 73:4
    • Ġ 73:4 - With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text "struggles at their death;" / "their bodies are healthy"
      5 They are free from common human burdens; they are not plagued by human ills.
      References for Psalms 73:5
      6 Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence.
      7 From their callous hearts comes iniquityb ; their evil imaginations have no limits.
      References for Psalms 73:7
        • ġ 73:7 - Syriac (see also Septuagint); Hebrew "Their eyes bulge with fat"
          8 They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression.