Thematic Bible

Psalm 73:1 (show verse)

Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

Psalm 73:2 (show verse)

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

Psalm 73:3 (show verse)

For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Psalm 73:4 (show verse)

For there are no struggles in their death, but their strength is firm.

Psalm 73:5 (show verse)

They are free from burdens of men, neither are they plagued like other men.

Psalm 73:6 (show verse)

Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck. Violence covers them like a garment.

Psalm 73:7 (show verse)

Their eyes bulge with fat. Their minds pass the limits of conceit.

Psalm 73:8 (show verse)

They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression.

Psalm 73:9 (show verse)

They have set their mouth in the heavens. Their tongue walks through the earth.

Psalm 73:10 (show verse)

Therefore their people return to them, and they drink up waters of abundance.

Psalm 73:11 (show verse)

They say, "How does God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?"

Psalm 73:12 (show verse)

Behold, these are the wicked. Being always at ease, they increase in riches.

Psalm 73:13 (show verse)

Surely in vain I have cleansed my heart, and washed my hands in innocence,

Psalm 73:14 (show verse)

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

Psalm 73:15 (show verse)

If I had said, "I will speak thus;" behold, I would have betrayed the generation of your children.

Psalm 73:16 (show verse)

When I tried to understand this, it was too painful for me;

Psalm 73:17 (show verse)

Until I entered God's sanctuary, and considered their latter end.

Psalm 73:18 (show verse)

Surely you set them in slippery places. You throw them down to destruction.

Psalm 73:19 (show verse)

How they are suddenly destroyed. They are completely swept away with terrors.

Psalm 73:20 (show verse)

As a dream when one wakes up, so, Lord, when you awake, you will despise their fantasies.

Psalm 73:21 (show verse)

For my soul was grieved. I was embittered in my heart.

Psalm 73:22 (show verse)

I was so senseless and ignorant. I was a brute beast before you.

Psalm 73:23 (show verse)

Nevertheless, I am continually with you. You have held my right hand.

Psalm 73:24 (show verse)

You will guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Psalm 73:25 (show verse)

Who do I have in heaven? There is no one on earth who I desire besides you.

Psalm 73:26 (show verse)

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

Psalm 73:27 (show verse)

For, behold, those who are far from you shall perish. You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to you.

Psalm 73:28 (show verse)

But it is good for me to come close to God. I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.