Psalms 73


The LORD is My Portion

A psalm to Asaph.

1O how good is God to Israel, to the ones straight in the heart. 2But my [2were a little 3shaken 1feet]; [3a little 2slipped 1my footsteps]. 3For I was jealous over the lawless things, [2the peace 3of sinners 1viewing]. 4For there is no sign of reluctance in their death, nor confirmation in their whip. 5In toils of men they are not troubled, and with other men they will not be whipped. 6On account of this [2held 3them 1their pride] to the end. They clothed themselves [2injustice 3and 4impiety 1of their own]. 7[2comes forth 3as 4from out of 5fatness 1Their injustice]. They went by disposition of heart. 8They considered and spoke in wickedness. [2injustice 3in 4the 5haughtiness 1They spoke]. 9They set [2against 3heaven 1their mouth], and their tongue went through upon the earth. 10On account of this [2shall return 1my people] here; and [2days 1full] shall be found with them. 11And they said, How did God know? and, Is there knowledge in the highest? 12Behold, these are the sinners, and they prosper into the eon, holding wealth. 13And I said, Surely in folly I justified my heart, and washed [2in 3innocent things 1my hands]; 14and became for whipping all the day; and my reproof is in the mornings. 15If I had said, I shall describe thus; behold, in the generation of your sons, I have broken contract. 16And I undertook to know this, but it is toilsome before me; 17until of which time I should enter into the sanctuary of God, and should perceive to their latter end. 18Besides, on account of their deceits you appointed evils unto them; you threw them down in their being lifted up. 19O how they became for desolation. Suddenly they failed; they were destroyed because of their lawlessness. 20As a dream of one awakening, O  lord, in your city, [2their image 1you will treat] with contempt. 21For [2was kindled 1my heart], and my kidneys were changed. 22And I being with contempt, and not knowing, [2brutish 1became] before you. 23But I was always with you; you held [2hand 1my right], 24and in your counsel you guided me, and with glory you received me. 25For what exists to me in the heaven? And besides you, what did I want upon the earth? 26[4failed 1My heart 2and 3my flesh]. God is the strength of my heart, and [2is my portion 1God] into the eon. 27For behold, the ones being far [3by their own makings 1from 2you] shall perish. You utterly destroyed every one committing harlotry from you. 28But for me to cleave to God is good; to put [2in 3the 4  lord 1my hope]; for me to declare all your praises at the gates of the daughter of Zion.
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