Psalm 73:12-22 NIV

12 This is what the wicked are like-- always carefree,1 they increase in wealth.2

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      13 Surely in vain3 have I kept my heart pure; in vain have I washed my hands in innocence.4

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      14 All day long I have been plagued;5 I have been punished every morning.

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          15 If I had said, "I will speak thus," I would have betrayed your children.
          16 When I tried to understand6 all this, it was oppressive to me

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          17 till I entered the sanctuary7 of God; then I understood their final destiny.8

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          18 Surely you place them on slippery ground;9 you cast them down to ruin.10

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          19 How suddenly11 are they destroyed, completely swept away12 by terrors!

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          20 As a dream13 when one awakes,14 so when you arise, O Lord, you will despise them as fantasies.15

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          21 When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered,
          22 I was senseless16 and ignorant; I was a brute beast17 before you.

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