Psalms 73:1-10

1A psalm of
Asaph: A musician appointed by David to oversee the music used in worship at the Temple; 12 psalms are attributed to Asaph.
Asaph. b

God is indeed good to Israel,
to the pure in heart. c
2 But as for me, my feet almost slipped;
my steps nearly went astray. d
3 For I envied the arrogant;
I saw the prosperity of the wicked. e

4 They have an easy time until they die,
Lit For there are no pangs to their death

and their bodies are well fed.
Lit fat
5 They are not in trouble like others;
they are not afflicted like most people. i
6 Therefore, pride is their necklace,
and violence covers them like a garment. j
7 Their eyes bulge out from fatness;
the imaginations of their hearts run wild. k
8 They mock, and they speak maliciously;
they arrogantly threaten oppression. l
9 They set their mouths against heaven,
and their tongues strut across the earth. m
10 Therefore His people turn to them
Lit turn here

and drink in their overflowing words.
Lit and waters of fullness are drained by them
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