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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 sons I 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.*+