1Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.2But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had nearly slipped.3For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.4For there are no pains in their death: but their strength is firm.5They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.6Therefore pride surrounds them as a chain; violence covers them as a garment.7Their eyes stand out with abundance: they have more than heart could wish.8They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.9They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walks through the earth.10Therefore his people return here: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.11And they say, How does God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?12Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.13Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence.14For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.15If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of your children.16When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;17Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.18Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction.19How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.20As a dream when one awakes; so, O Lord, when you awake, you shall despise their image.21Thus my soul was grieved, and I was pierced in my heart.22So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before you.23Nevertheless I am continually with you: you have held me by my right hand.24You shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.25Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides you.26My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.27For, lo, they that are far from you shall perish: you have destroyed all them that go after idols, departing from you.28But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all your works.

Commentaries for Psalms 73:0


Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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