Thematic Bible

Psalm 73:1 (show verse)

A Psalm of Asaph.
Surely God is good to Israel,
To those who are pure in heart!

Psalm 73:2 (show verse)

But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling,
My steps had almost slipped.

Psalm 73:3 (show verse)

For I was envious of the arrogant
As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Psalm 73:4 (show verse)

For there are no pains in their death,
And their body is fat.

Psalm 73:5 (show verse)

They are not in trouble as other men,
Nor are they plagued like mankind.

Psalm 73:6 (show verse)

Therefore pride is their necklace;
The garment of violence covers them.

Psalm 73:7 (show verse)

Their eye bulges from fatness;
The imaginations of their heart run riot.

Psalm 73:8 (show verse)

They mock and wickedly speak of oppression;
They speak from on high.

Psalm 73:9 (show verse)

They have set their mouth against the heavens,
And their tongue parades through the earth.

Psalm 73:10 (show verse)

Therefore his people return to this place,
And waters of abundance are drunk by them.

Psalm 73:11 (show verse)

They say, “How does God know?
And is there knowledge with the Most High?”

Psalm 73:12 (show verse)

Behold, these are the wicked;
And always at ease, they have increased in wealth.

Psalm 73:13 (show verse)

Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure
And washed my hands in innocence;

Psalm 73:14 (show verse)

For I have been stricken all day long
And chastened every morning.

Psalm 73:15 (show verse)

If I had said, “I will speak thus,”
Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.

Psalm 73:16 (show verse)

When I pondered to understand this,
It was troublesome in my sight

Psalm 73:17 (show verse)

Until I came into the sanctuary of God;
Then I perceived their end.

Psalm 73:18 (show verse)

Surely You set them in slippery places;
You cast them down to destruction.

Psalm 73:19 (show verse)

How they are destroyed in a moment!
They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!

Psalm 73:20 (show verse)

Like a dream when one awakes,
O Lord, when aroused, You will despise their form.

Psalm 73:21 (show verse)

When my heart was embittered
And I was pierced within,

Psalm 73:22 (show verse)

Then I was senseless and ignorant;
I was like a beast before You.

Psalm 73:23 (show verse)

Nevertheless I am continually with You;
You have taken hold of my right hand.

Psalm 73:24 (show verse)

With Your counsel You will guide me,
And afterward receive me to glory.

Psalm 73:25 (show verse)

Whom have I in heaven but You?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.

Psalm 73:26 (show verse)

My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:27 (show verse)

For, behold, those who are far from You will perish;
You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.

Psalm 73:28 (show verse)

But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
That I may tell of all Your works.