Psalms 73:12

12 This is what the wicked are like— always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.

Psalms 73:12 in Other Translations

12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
12 Behold, these are the wicked; always at ease, they increase in riches.
12 Look at these wicked people— enjoying a life of ease while their riches multiply.
12 The wicked get by with everything; they have it made, piling up riches
12 Look at them-the wicked! They are always at ease, and they increase their wealth.

Psalms 73:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 73:12

Behold, these are the ungodly
Who say and do as before declared; such as these must be without the knowledge of God, the fear, love, and worship of him: who prosper in the world; in worldly and temporal things, in their bodies and outward estates, but not in their souls and spiritual things: "in this world", as the Targum is; all their prosperity is here; their good things are in this life, their evil things will be in that to come; though ungodly, they prosper in the world, and as long as they are in it; or they are at peace and in case, and are quiet; they have nothing to disturb them, they are not in outward trouble, and their sins do not distress them, and they have no concern about another world:

they increase in riches;
which they are in the pursuit of, and overtake and enjoy in great abundance; whereby they become mighty and powerful, as the word F15 for "riches" signifies: these words are the observation of the psalmist, and which was the occasion of the following temptation he was led into.


F15 (lyx) "vires", Junius & Tremellius; "potentiam", Piscator.

Psalms 73:12 In-Context

10 Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance.
11 They say, “How would God know? Does the Most High know anything?”
12 This is what the wicked are like— always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.
13 Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure and have washed my hands in innocence.
14 All day long I have been afflicted, and every morning brings new punishments.

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