Psalm 73:16-26 NIV

16 When I tried to understand1 all this, it was oppressive to me

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17 till I entered the sanctuary2 of God; then I understood their final destiny.3

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18 Surely you place them on slippery ground;4 you cast them down to ruin.5

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19 How suddenly6 are they destroyed, completely swept away7 by terrors!

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20 As a dream8 when one awakes,9 so when you arise, O Lord, you will despise them as fantasies.10

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21 When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered,
22 I was senseless11 and ignorant; I was a brute beast12 before you.

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      23 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.13

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      24 You guide14 me with your counsel,15 and afterward you will take me into glory.

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      25 Whom have I in heaven but you?16 And earth has nothing I desire besides you.17

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      26 My flesh and my heart18 may fail,19 but God is the strength20 of my heart and my portion21 forever.

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