Thematic Bible

Psalm 73:1 (show verse)

{A Psalm of Asaph.} Truly God is good to Israel, to such as are of a pure heart.

Psalm 73:2 (show verse)

But as for me, my feet were almost gone, my steps had well nigh slipped;

Psalm 73:3 (show verse)

For I was envious at the arrogant, seeing the prosperity of the wicked.

Psalm 73:4 (show verse)

For they have no pangs in their death, and their body is well nourished;

Psalm 73:5 (show verse)

They have not the hardships of mankind, neither are they plagued like other men:

Psalm 73:6 (show verse)

Therefore pride encompasseth them as a neck-chain, violence covereth them as a garment;

Psalm 73:7 (show verse)

Their eyes stand out from fatness, they exceed the imaginations of their heart:

Psalm 73:8 (show verse)

They mock and speak wickedly of oppression, they speak loftily:

Psalm 73:9 (show verse)

They set their mouth in the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

Psalm 73:10 (show verse)

Therefore his people turn hither, and waters in fulness are wrung out to them.

Psalm 73:11 (show verse)

And they say, How can God know, and is there knowledge in the Most High?

Psalm 73:12 (show verse)

Behold, these are the wicked, and they prosper in the world: they heap up riches.

Psalm 73:13 (show verse)

Truly have I purified my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency:

Psalm 73:14 (show verse)

For all the day have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.

Psalm 73:15 (show verse)

If I said, I will speak thus, behold, I should be faithless to the generation of thy children.

Psalm 73:16 (show verse)

When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes;

Psalm 73:17 (show verse)

Until I went into the sanctuaries of God; then understood I their end.

Psalm 73:18 (show verse)

Truly thou settest them in slippery places, thou castest them down in ruins.

Psalm 73:19 (show verse)

How are they suddenly made desolate! they pass away, consumed with terrors.

Psalm 73:20 (show verse)

As a dream, when one awaketh, wilt thou, Lord, on arising despise their image.

Psalm 73:21 (show verse)

When my heart was in a ferment, and I was pricked in my reins,

Psalm 73:22 (show verse)

Then I was brutish and knew nothing; I was as a beast with thee.

Psalm 73:23 (show verse)

Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden my right hand;

Psalm 73:24 (show verse)

Thou wilt guide me by thy counsel, and after the glory, thou wilt receive me.

Psalm 73:25 (show verse)

Whom have I in the heavens? and there is none upon earth I desire beside thee.

Psalm 73:26 (show verse)

My flesh and my heart faileth: God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.

Psalm 73:27 (show verse)

For behold, they that are far from thee shall perish; thou destroyest every one that goeth a whoring from thee.

Psalm 73:28 (show verse)

But as for me, it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord Jehovah, that I may declare all thy works.