The prophet, prevailing in a temptation,
Psalms 73:1 A Psalm of Asaph. Onlygood to Israel [is] God, to the clean of heart. And Ias a little thing, My feet have been turned aside,
sheweth the occasion thereof, the prosperity of the wicked:
Psalms 73:2 As nothing, have my steps slipped, For I have been envious of the boastful, Psalms 73:3 The peace of the wicked I see, That there are no bands at their death, Psalms 73:4 And their might [is] firm. Psalms 73:5 In the misery of mortals they are not, And with common men they are not plagued. Psalms 73:6 Therefore hath pride encircled them, Violence covereth them as a dress. Psalms 73:7 Their eye hath come out from fat. The imaginations of the heart transgressed; Psalms 73:8 They do corruptly, And they speak in the wickedness of oppression, From on high they speak. Psalms 73:9 They have set in the heavens their mouth, And their tongue walketh in the earth. Psalms 73:10 Therefore do His people return hither, And waters of fulness are wrung out to them. Psalms 73:11 And they have said, 'How hath God known? And is there knowledge in the Most High?' Psalms 73:12 Lo, these [are] the wicked and easy ones of the age, They have increased strength.
the wound given thereby, diffidence.
Psalms 73:13 Onlya vain thing! I have purified my heart, And I wash in innocency my hands, Psalms 73:14 And I am plagued all the day, And my reproof [is] every morning.
The victory over it, knowledge of God's purpose, in destroying of the wicked, and sustaining the righteous.
Psalms 73:15 If I have said, 'I recount thus,' Lo, a generation of Thy sons I have deceived. Psalms 73:16 And I think to know this, Perverseness it [is] in mine eyes, Psalms 73:17 Till I come in to the sanctuaries of God, I attend to their latter end. Psalms 73:18 Only, in slippery places Thou dost set them, Thou hast caused them to fall to desolations. Psalms 73:19 How have they become a desolation as in a moment, They have been endedconsumed from terrors. Psalms 73:20 As a dream from awakening, O Lord, In awaking, their image Thou despisest. Psalms 73:21 For my heart doth show itself violent, And my reins prick themselves, Psalms 73:22 And I am brutish, and do not know. A beast I have been with Thee. Psalms 73:23 And I [am] continually with Thee, Thou hast laid hold on my right hand. Psalms 73:24 With Thy counsel Thou dost lead me, And after honour dost receive me. Psalms 73:25 Whom have I in the heavens? And with Thee none I have desired in earth. Psalms 73:26 Consumed hath been my flesh and my heart, The rock of my heart and my portion [is] God to the age. Psalms 73:27 For, lo, those far from Thee do perish, Thou hast cut off every one, Who is going a whoring from Thee. Psalms 73:28 And Inearness of God to me [is] good, I have placed in the Lord Jehovah my refuge, To recount all Thy works!