Psalm 73:16

16 When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply

Read Psalm 73:16 Using Other Translations

When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task,
So I tried to understand why the wicked prosper. But what a difficult task it is!

What does Psalm 73:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 73:16

When I thought to know this
How to reconcile the prosperity of the wicked, and the afflictions of the righteous, to the perfections of God, and his wise providence in the government of the world, by the mere dint of reason, without consulting the sacred oracles, or his own and others' experience:

it was too painful for me:
too laborious and toilsome, a work he was not equal to; "hic labor, hoc opus"; see ( Ecclesiastes 8:17 ) .

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