Psalms 73 (asv)
73:2But as for me, my feet were almost gone;
My steps had well nigh slipped.
73:3For I was envious at the arrogant,
When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
73:4For there are no pangs in their death;
But their strength is firm.
Neither are they plagued like other men.
Violence covereth them as a garment.
73:7Their eyes stand out with fatness:
They have more than heart could wish.
73:8They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression:
They speak loftily.
73:9They have set their mouth in the heavens,
And their tongue walketh through the earth.
73:10Therefore his people return hither:
And waters of a full cup are drained by them.
73:11And they say, How doth God know?
And is there knowledge in the Most High?
73:12Behold, these are the wicked;
And, being alway at ease, they increase in riches.
73:13Surely in vain have I cleansed my heart,
And washed my hands in innocency;
73:14For all the day long have I been plagued,
And chastened every morning.
73:15If I had said, I will speak thus;
Behold, I had dealt treacherously with the generation of thy children.
73:16When I thought how I might know this,
It was too painful for me;
And considered their latter end.
73:18Surely thou settest them in slippery places:
Thou castest them down to destruction.
73:19How are they become a desolation in a moment!
They are utterly consumed with terrors.
73:20As a dream when one awaketh,
73:21For my soul was grieved,
And I was pricked in my heart:
73:22So brutish was I, and ignorant;
I was as a beast before thee.
73:23Nevertheless I am continually with thee:
73:24Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel,
And afterward receive me to glory.
73:25Whom have I in heaven but thee?
73:27For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish:
Thou hast destroyed all them that play the harlot, departing from thee.
That I may tell of all thy works.