A melody of Aʹsaph.+ 73 God is indeed good to Israel, to those clean in heart.+ 2 As for me, my feet had almost turned aside,+My steps had nearly been made to slip.*+ 3 For I became envious of the boasters,+[When] I would see the very peace of wicked people.+ 4 For they have no deathly pangs;+And their paunch is fat.+ 5 They are not even in the trouble of mortal man,*+And they are not plagued the same as other men.*+ 6 Therefore haughtiness has served as a necklace to them;+Violence envelops them as a garment.+ 7 Their eye has bulged from fatness;+They have exceeded the imaginations of the heart.+ 8 They scoff and speak about what is bad;+About defrauding they speak in an elevated style.+ 9 They have put their mouth in the very heavens,+And their tongue itself walks about in the earth.+ 10 Therefore he brings his people back hither,And the waters of what is full are drained out for them. 11 And they have said: “How has God* come to know?+And does there exist knowledge in the Most High?”+ 12 Look! These are the wicked, who are at ease indefinitely.+They have increased [their] means of maintenance.+ 13 Surely it is in vain that I have cleansed my heart+And that I wash my hands in innocence itself.+ 14 And I came to be plagued all day long,+And my correction is every morning.+ 15 If I had said: “I will tell a story like that,”Look! against the generation of your sonsI should have acted treacherously.+ 16 And I kept considering so as to know this;+It was a trouble in my eyes, 17 Until I proceeded to come into the grand sanctuary of God.+I wanted to discern their future.+ 18 Surely on slippery ground is where you place them.+You have made them fall to ruins.+ 19 O how they have become an object of astonishment as in a moment!+[How] they have reached their end, have been brought to their finish through sudden terrors! 20 Like a dream after awaking, O Jehovah,*+[So] when arousing [yourself] you will despise their very image.+ 21 For my heart was soured+And in my kidneys I was sharply pained,+ 22 And I was unreasoning and I could not know;+I became as mere beasts from your standpoint.+ 23 But I am constantly with you;+You have taken hold of my right hand.+ 24 With your counsel you will lead me,+And afterward you will take me even to glory.+ 25 Whom do I have in the heavens?+And besides you I do have no other delight on the earth.+ 26 My organism and my heart have failed.+God is the rock of my heart and my share to time indefinite.+ 27 For, look! the very ones keeping away from you will perish.+You will certainly silence every one immorally leaving you.+ 28 But as for me, the drawing near to God is good for me.+In the Sovereign Lord Jehovah I have placed my refuge,+To declare all your works.*+
^ Or, “been poured out.”
^ “Mortal man.” Heb., ʼenohshʹ.
^ “Other men.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.
^ “God.” Heb., ʼEl.
^ One of 134 scribal changes from YHWH to ʼAdho·naiʹ. See App 1B.
^ LXXVg add: “in the gates of the daughter of Zion.”