Thematic Bible

Psalm 73:1 (show verse)

Truly, God is good to Israel, even to such as are clean in heart.

Psalm 73:2 (show verse)

But as for me, my feet had almost gone from under me; I was near to slipping;

Psalm 73:3 (show verse)

Because of my envy of the men of pride, when I saw the well-being of the wrongdoers.

Psalm 73:4 (show verse)

For they have no pain; their bodies are fat and strong.

Psalm 73:5 (show verse)

They are not in trouble as others are; they have no part in the unhappy fate of men.

Psalm 73:6 (show verse)

For this reason pride is round them like a chain; they are clothed with violent behaviour as with a robe.

Psalm 73:7 (show verse)

Their eyes are bursting with fat; they have more than their heart's desire.

Psalm 73:8 (show verse)

Their thoughts are deep with evil designs; their talk from their seats of power is of cruel acts.

Psalm 73:9 (show verse)

Their mouth goes up to heaven; their tongues go walking through the earth.

Psalm 73:10 (show verse)

For this reason they are full of bread; and water is ever flowing for them.

Psalm 73:11 (show verse)

And they say, How will the Lord see this? is there knowledge in the Most High?

Psalm 73:12 (show verse)

Truly, such are the sinners; they do well at all times, and their wealth is increased.

Psalm 73:13 (show verse)

As for me, I have made my heart clean to no purpose, washing my hands in righteousness;

Psalm 73:14 (show verse)

For I have been troubled all the day; every morning have I undergone punishment.

Psalm 73:15 (show verse)

If I would make clear what it is like, I would say, You are false to the generation of your children.

Psalm 73:16 (show verse)

When my thoughts were turned to see the reason of this, it was a weariness in my eyes;

Psalm 73:17 (show verse)

Till I went into God's holy place, and saw the end of the evil-doers.

Psalm 73:18 (show verse)

You put their feet where there was danger of slipping, so that they go down into destruction.

Psalm 73:19 (show verse)

How suddenly are they wasted! fears are the cause of their destruction.

Psalm 73:20 (show verse)

As a dream when one is awake, they are ended; they are like an image gone out of mind when sleep is over.

Psalm 73:21 (show verse)

My heart was made bitter, and I was pained by the bite of grief:

Psalm 73:22 (show verse)

As for me, I was foolish, and without knowledge; I was like a beast before you.

Psalm 73:23 (show verse)

But still I am ever with you; you have taken me by my right hand.

Psalm 73:24 (show verse)

Your wisdom will be my guide, and later you will put me in a place of honour.

Psalm 73:25 (show verse)

Whom have I in heaven but you? and having you I have no desire for anything on earth.

Psalm 73:26 (show verse)

My flesh and my heart are wasting away: but God is the Rock of my heart and my eternal heritage.

Psalm 73:27 (show verse)

For those who are far away from you will come to destruction: you will put an end to all those who have not kept faith with you.

Psalm 73:28 (show verse)

But it is good for me to come near to God: I have put my faith in the Lord God, so that I may make clear all his works.