Thematic Bible

Psalm 73:1 (show verse)

Surely God is good to Israel, to those pure of heart.

Psalm 73:2 (show verse)

But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled. My steps had nearly slipped,

Psalm 73:3 (show verse)

because I envied the boastful [when] I saw [the] well-being of [the] wicked.

Psalm 73:4 (show verse)

For there are no pains up to their death, and their bodies [are] {healthy}.

Psalm 73:5 (show verse)

They do not have {ordinary trouble}, and they are not plagued as [other] people.

Psalm 73:6 (show verse)

Therefore pride is their necklace; an outfit of violence covers them.

Psalm 73:7 (show verse)

Their eye bulges from fat. Imaginings overflow [their] heart.

Psalm 73:8 (show verse)

They mock and speak maliciously of oppression; they speak [as though] from on high.

Psalm 73:9 (show verse)

They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue roams the earth.

Psalm 73:10 (show verse)

Therefore his people turn there, and abundant waters are slurped up by them.

Psalm 73:11 (show verse)

And they say, "How does God know?" and, "Does the Most High have knowledge?"

Psalm 73:12 (show verse)

See, these [are the] wicked, and they increase wealth, ever carefree.

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)

And I have been plagued all day and rebuked {every morning}.

Psalm 73:15 (show verse)

If I had said, "I will speak thus," behold, I would have acted treacherously against your children's generation.

Psalm 73:16 (show verse)

When I thought about [how] to understand this, it [was] troubling in my eyes

Psalm 73:17 (show verse)

until I went into the sanctuary of God. [Then] I understood their fate.

Psalm 73:18 (show verse)

Surely you set them on slippery places. You cause them to fall onto ruin.

Psalm 73:19 (show verse)

How they become a desolation in a moment! They come to a complete end by terrors.

Psalm 73:20 (show verse)

Like a dream upon awakening, when [you] wake up, O Lord, you will despise their fleeting form.

Psalm 73:21 (show verse)

When my heart was embittered and I felt stabbed in my kidneys,

Psalm 73:22 (show verse)

then I was brutish and ignorant. With you I was [like] the beasts.

Psalm 73:23 (show verse)

But I [am] continually with you; you have hold of my right hand.

Psalm 73:24 (show verse)

You will guide me with your advice, and afterward you will take me [into] honor.

Psalm 73:25 (show verse)

Whom do I have in the heavens [except you]? And with you I have no [other] desire on earth.

Psalm 73:26 (show verse)

My flesh and heart failed, [but] God [is] the {strength} of my heart and my reward forever.

Psalm 73:27 (show verse)

For indeed, [those] distancing themselves from you will be ruined. You destroy each who abandons you for harlotry.

Psalm 73:28 (show verse)

But as for me, the approach to God [is] for my good. I have set the Lord Yahweh [as] my refuge, in order to tell all your works.