73 ·God is truly [Surely God is] good to ·Israel [or those with integrity/virtue], to those who have pure hearts. 2 But ·I had almost stopped believing [L as for me, my feet almost stumbled]; ·I had almost lost my faith [my steps almost slipped] 3 because I was ·jealous [envious] of ·proud people [braggers; boasters]. I saw wicked people ·doing well [prospering].
4 They are not ·suffering [struggling; in pain]; ·they [their bodies] are ·healthy [perfect] and strong. 5 They don’t have ·troubles [toils] like the rest of us; they ·don’t have problems [are not plagued] like other people [Gen. 3:17–19]. 6 They wear pride like a necklace and ·put on violence as their clothing [L adorn themselves with garments of violence]. 7 ·They are looking for profits [L Their eyes bulge with fat] and ·do not control their selfish desires [cunning overflows from their hearts/minds]. 8 They ·make fun of others [scoff] and speak ·evil [harm]; ·proudly [from high] they speak of ·hurting [oppressing; exploiting] others. 9 They ·brag to the sky [L set their mouth against heaven]. ·They say that they own [L Their tongue wanders] the earth. 10 So their people turn to them and ·give them whatever they want [L they drink up water in abundance]. 11 They say, “How can God know? What does God Most High know?” 12 These people are wicked, always ·at ease [carefree], and getting richer. 13 ·So why have I kept my heart pure [L In vain, I kept my heart pure…]? ·Why have I kept my hands from doing wrong [L …and washed my hands in innocence; Matt. 27:24]? 14 I ·have suffered [am plagued] all day long; I have been ·punished [corrected] every morning.
15 God, if I had ·decided to talk like this [L said, “I will recount this,”], I would have ·let your people down [L betrayed the generation/race of your children]. 16 I ·tried [thought how] to understand all this, but it was too ·hard [wearisome] ·for me to see [L in my eyes] 17 until I went to the ·Temple [sanctuary; Holy Place] of God. Then I understood ·what will happen to them [L their fate/end]. 18 You have put them in ·danger [L slippery places]; you cause them to ·be destroyed [L fall into disaster]. 19 They are destroyed in a moment; they are swept away by terrors. 20 It will be like waking from a dream. Lord, when you ·rise up [awake; arouse yourself], ·they will disappear [L you despise their shadows].
21 When my heart was ·sad [bitter] and ·I was angry [L my innards felt stabbed], 22 I was senseless and stupid. I acted like an ·animal [brute beast] toward you. 23 But I am always with you [C in covenant relationship]; you have held my ·hand [L right hand; C guiding him]. 24 You guide me with your advice, and later you will receive me in ·honor [glory; C perhaps in the afterlife]. 25 ·I have no one [L Whom do I have…?] in heaven but you; I ·want [desire] nothing on earth besides you. 26 My body and my ·mind [heart] may become weak, but God is ·my strength [L the rock of my heart]. He is ·mine [L my portion] forever.
27 Those who are far from ·God [L you] will ·die [perish]; you ·destroy [bring to an end] those who ·are unfaithful [prostitute themselves spiritually]. 28 But I am close to God, and that is good. The Lord God ·is [I have made] my ·protection [refuge]. I will ·tell [recount] all that you have done.
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