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Psalms 72

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 73

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  A Psalm of Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel, [Even] to such as are pure in heart.  

 

 


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  But as for me, my feet were almost gone; My steps had well nigh slipped.  

 

 


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

 

 


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  For there are no pangs in their death; But their strength is firm.  

 

 


5


 

  They are not in trouble as [other] men; Neither are they plagued like [other] men.  

 

 


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  Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck; Violence covereth them as a garment.  

 

 


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  Their eyes stand out with fatness: They have more than heart could wish.  

 

 


8


 

  They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression: They speak loftily.  

 

 


9


 

  They have set their mouth in the heavens, And their tongue walketh through the earth.  

 

 


10


 

  Therefore his people return hither: And waters of a full [cup] are drained by them.  

 

 


11


 

  And they say, How doth God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?  

 

 


12


 

  Behold, these are the wicked; And, being alway at ease, they increase in riches.  

 

 


13


 

  Surely in vain have I cleansed my heart, And washed my hands in innocency;  

 

 


14


 

  For all the day long have I been plagued, And chastened every morning.  

 

 


15


 

  If I had said, I will speak thus; Behold, I had dealt treacherously with the generation of thy children.  

 

 


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  When I thought how I might know this, It was too painful for me;  

 

 


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  Until I went into the sanctuary of God, And considered their latter end.  

 

 


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  Surely thou settest them in slippery places: Thou castest them down to destruction.  

 

 


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  How are they become a desolation in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors.  

 

 


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  As a dream when one awaketh, So, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou wilt despise their image.  

 

 


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  For my soul was grieved, And I was pricked in my heart:  

 

 


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  So brutish was I, and ignorant; I was [as] a beast before thee.  

 

 


23


 

  Nevertheless I am continually with thee: Thou hast holden my right hand.  

 

 


24


 

  Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel, And afterward receive me to glory.  

 

 


25


 

  Whom have I in heaven [but thee]? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.  

 

 


26


 

  My flesh and my heart faileth; [But] God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.  

 

 


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  For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: Thou hast destroyed all them that play the harlot, [departing] from thee.  

 

 


28


 

  But it is good for me to draw near unto God: I have made the Lord Jehovah my refuge, That I may tell of all thy works.   

 

 


Psalms 74

 

 

 

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