Psalms 73

<> Truly God [is] good to Israel, [even] to such as are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet almost departed [from the way]; my steps had almost slipped. For I became angry against the foolish [when] I saw the peace of the wicked. Because [there is] no restraint that would bring about their death, but their strength [is] firm. They [are] not in trouble [as other] men; neither are they plagued like [other] men. Therefore they are crowned with pride; they cover themselves with violence [as] a garment. Their eyes stand out with fatness; they easily obtain the desires of their heart. They are lawless and speak wickedly [of doing] violence; they speak loftily. They set their mouth against heaven, and their tongue walks through the earth. 10 Therefore his people shall return here; and waters of a full [cup] are wrung out to them. 11 And they say, How does God know? and is there knowledge in the most High? 12 Behold, these ungodly [men], without being troubled by the world obtain riches. 13 Verily, in vain have I cleansed my heart and washed my hands in innocency 14 and been plagued all day long and chastened every morning: 15 If I should say, I will speak as they [do]; behold, I should deny the generation of thy sons. 16 I shall meditate that I might understand this; it [is very] hard for me to see. 17 When I come into the sanctuary of God, [then] I shall understand their end. 18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; in desolation thou shalt cause them to fall. 19 How they are [brought] into desolation, as in a moment! They have come to an end; they are utterly consumed with terrors. 20 As the dream of [one] who awakes; [so], O Lord, when thou shalt rise up, thou shalt despise their appearances. 21 Truly my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my kidneys. 22 But I [was] ignorant and did not understand; I was [as] a beast before thee. 23 Nevertheless I [was] continually with thee; thou hast apprehended [me] by my right hand. 24 Thou hast guided me with thy counsel, and afterward thou shalt receive me [unto] glory. 25 Whom have I in heaven [but thee]? And apart from thee [there is] nothing upon the earth [that] I desire. 26 My flesh and my heart fail; the strength of my heart [is] that God is my portion for ever. 27 For, behold, those that stray from thee shall perish; thou dost cut off all those that go a whoring from thee. 28 But [as for me], to draw near to God is good; I have put my hope in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.:
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