Salmos 73

1 [A Psalm of Asaph.] Truly God {is} good to Israel, {even} to such as are of a clean heart. {of: or, for} {Truly: or, Yet} {of...: Heb. clean of heart}

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

3 For I was envious at the foolish, {when} I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4 For {there are} no bands in their death: but their strength {is} firm. {firm: Heb. fat}

5 They {are} not in trouble {as other} men; neither are they plagued like {other} men. {in...: Heb. in the trouble of other men} {like: Heb. with}

6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them {as} a garment.

7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish. {have...: Heb. pass the thoughts of the heart}

8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly {concerning} oppression: they speak loftily.

9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full {cup} are wrung out to them.

11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

12 Behold, these {are} the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase {in} riches.

13 Verily I have cleansed my heart {in} vain, and washed my hands in innocency.

14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. {chastened: Heb. my chastisement was}

15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend {against} the generation of thy children.

16 When I thought to know this, it {was} too painful for me; {too...: Heb. labour in mine eyes}

17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; {then} understood I their end.

18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.

19 How are they {brought} into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

20 As a dream when {one} awaketh; {so}, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

22 So foolish {was} I, and ignorant: I was {as} a beast before thee. {ignorant: Heb. I knew not} {before Heb. with}

23 Nevertheless I {am} continually with thee: thou hast holden {me} by my right hand.

24 Thou shalt 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 beside thee.

26 My flesh and my heart faileth: {but} God {is} the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. {strength: Heb. rock}

27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.

28 But {it is} good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

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