(A)For I was envious of the boastful,
When I saw the prosperity of the (B)wicked.

For there are no [a]pangs in their death,
But their strength is firm.
(C)They are not in trouble as other men,
Nor are they plagued like other men.
Therefore pride serves as their necklace;
Violence covers them (D)like a garment.
(E)Their [b]eyes bulge with abundance;
They have more than heart could wish.
(F)They scoff and speak wickedly concerning oppression;
They (G)speak [c]loftily.
They set their mouth (H)against the heavens,
And their tongue walks through the earth.

10 Therefore his people return here,
(I)And waters of a full cup are drained by them.
11 And they say, (J)“How does God know?
And is there knowledge in the Most High?”
12 Behold, these are the ungodly,
Who are always at ease;
They increase in riches.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 73:4 pains
  2. Psalm 73:7 Tg. face bulges; LXX, Syr., Vg. iniquity bulges
  3. Psalm 73:8 Proudly