Psalm 73:1-Psalm 74:1 - God's Ways Vindicated
1 Chanting to Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel, to the clean of heart 2 And I, my feet nearly turned aside; my going was almost poured out 3 For I was envious at the foolish; I shall see the peace of the unjust
4 For not the pains to their death, and their body fat 5 They are not in the trouble of men, and with man they shall not be struck. 6 For this, pride surrounded them as a neck-chain; the dress of violence will cover to them. 7 Their eye will come forth from fat: they passed over the imaginations of the heart 8 They will mock and speak in evil of oppression: they will speak from elevation. 9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue will go in the earth. 10 For this, his people will turn back here: and full water shall be sucked out to them. 11 And they said, How did God know? and is there knowledge in the Most High? 12 Behold, these the unjust, and they being secure of the world increased riches.
13 Surely in vain I cleansed my heart, and I will wash my hands in cleanness. 14 And I am struck all the day, and my reproofs for the mornings. 15 If I said, I will recount thus; behold, I transgressed against the generation of thy sons. 16 And I shall think to know this, it is labor in mine eyes. 17 Till I shall come to the holy place of God I shall not understand for their latter state. 18 Surely in slippery places thou wilt set them, to cast them down into ruins. 19 How they were for desolation as in a moment they perished; they were finished from sudden destruction. 20 As a dream of him awaking, O Jehovah, in awaking thou wilt despise their image.
21 For my heart will be embittered, and my loins were hard. 22 And I stupid, and I shall not know, and I was a beast with thee. 23 And I always with thee: thou didst hold by my right hand. 24 In thy counsel thou wilt guide me, and after, thou wilt receive me with glory. 25 Who to me in the heavens? and from thee I desired nothing in the earth. 26 My flesh failed and my heart: the rock of my heart and my portion is God forever. 27 For behold, they being far off from thee shall perish: thou didst lay waste all committing fornication from thee. 28 And I drawing near to God, it is good for me: I put in the Lord Jehovah my refuge, to recount all thy works.
1 Understanding to Asaph. Wherefore, O God, didst thou reject forever? will thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy feeding?