Thematic Bible

Psalm 73:1 (show verse)

A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to the pure of heart.

Psalm 73:2 (show verse)

And I, my foot had almost stumbled; my steps had nearly slipped.

Psalm 73:3 (show verse)

For I was jealous of the proud, when I saw the peace of the wicked.

Psalm 73:4 (show verse)

For there are no bands in their death; but their strength is fat.

Psalm 73:5 (show verse)

They are not in trouble like other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

Psalm 73:6 (show verse)

Therefore pride enchains them; violence covers them like a robe.

Psalm 73:7 (show verse)

Their eyes stand out with fatness; they have more than the heart could imagine.

Psalm 73:8 (show verse)

They scoff and speak in malice of cruelty; from on high they speak.

Psalm 73:9 (show verse)

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

Psalm 73:10 (show verse)

Therefore His people return here, and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

Psalm 73:11 (show verse)

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

Psalm 73:12 (show verse)

Behold, these are the ungodly, who are at ease in the world; they increase in riches.

Psalm 73:13 (show verse)

Surely I have made my heart pure in vain, and washed my hands in innocence.

Psalm 73:14 (show verse)

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

Psalm 73:15 (show verse)

If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I would deceive a generation of Your sons.

Psalm 73:16 (show verse)

When I thought deeply in order to understand this, it was painful for me,

Psalm 73:17 (show verse)

until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I understood their end.

Psalm 73:18 (show verse)

Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down into ruin.

Psalm 73:19 (show verse)

How have they been brought into grief, as in a moment! They are fully eaten up with terrors,

Psalm 73:20 (show verse)

like a dream when one awakens; so, O Jehovah, when You awake, You shall despise their image.

Psalm 73:21 (show verse)

For my heart was grieved and I was pricked in my reins.

Psalm 73:22 (show verse)

So foolish was I, and I did not know; I was like a beast before You.

Psalm 73:23 (show verse)

But I am always with You; You have held me by my right hand.

Psalm 73:24 (show verse)

You shall lead me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Psalm 73:25 (show verse)

Whom have I in Heaven? And besides You I desire none on earth.

Psalm 73:26 (show verse)

My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart, and my part forever.

Psalm 73:27 (show verse)

For lo, those who are far from You shall perish; You have destroyed all who go lusting away from You.

Psalm 73:28 (show verse)

And I, it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in Jehovah God, to declare all Your works.