Thematic Bible

Psalm 73:1 (show verse)

{A Psalm of Asaph} Truly God is loving unto Israel, even unto such as are of a clean heart.

Psalm 73:2 (show verse)

Nevertheless, my feet were almost gone; my treadings had well nigh slipped.

Psalm 73:3 (show verse)

And why? I was grieved at the wicked, to see the ungodly in such prosperity.

Psalm 73:4 (show verse)

For they are in no peril of death, but stand fast like a palace.

Psalm 73:5 (show verse)

They come in no misfortune like other folk; neither are they plagued like other men.

Psalm 73:6 (show verse)

And this is the cause that they be so puffed up in pride, and overwhelmed with cruelty and unrighteousness.

Psalm 73:7 (show verse)

Their eyes swell with fatness, and they do even what they lust.

Psalm 73:8 (show verse)

They corrupt others, and speak blasphemies maliciously; proud and presumptuous are their words.

Psalm 73:9 (show verse)

They stretch forth their mouth unto the heaven, and their tongue goeth through the world.

Psalm 73:10 (show verse)

Therefore fall the people unto them, and there out suck they no small advantage.

Psalm 73:11 (show verse)

"Tush," say they, "How should God perceive it? Is there knowledge in the most high?"

Psalm 73:12 (show verse)

Lo, these are the ungodly, these prosper in the world, these have riches in possession;

Psalm 73:13 (show verse)

and I said, "Then have I cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency?

Psalm 73:14 (show verse)

Wherefore should I be then punished daily, and be chastened every morning?"

Psalm 73:15 (show verse)

Yea, I had almost also said even as they do; but lo, then should I have condemned the generation of thy children.

Psalm 73:16 (show verse)

Then thought I to understand this; but it was too hard for me,

Psalm 73:17 (show verse)

until I went into the Sanctuary of God. Then understood I the end of these men.

Psalm 73:18 (show verse)

Namely, how thou hast set them in a slippery places, that thou mayest cast them down headlong and destroy them.

Psalm 73:19 (show verse)

O how suddenly do they consume, perish and come to a fearful end!

Psalm 73:20 (show verse)

Yea, even like as a dream when one awaketh, so makest thou their image to vanish out of the city.

Psalm 73:21 (show verse)

Thus my heart was grieved, and it went even through my veins.

Psalm 73:22 (show verse)

So foolish was I, and ignorant, even as it were a beast before thee.

Psalm 73:23 (show verse)

Nevertheless, I am always by thee; thou holdest me by my righthand.

Psalm 73:24 (show verse)

Thou leadest me with thy counsel, and afterward receivest me unto glory.

Psalm 73:25 (show verse)

Whom have I in heaven but thee? There is nothing upon earth, that I desire in comparison of thee.

Psalm 73:26 (show verse)

My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:27 (show verse)

For lo, they that forsake thee shall perish; thou destroyest all them that commit fornication against thee.

Psalm 73:28 (show verse)

But it is good for me to hold me fast by God, to put my trust in the LORD God, and to speak of all thy works in the gates of the daughter of Zion.