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Tehillim 73Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

73 (Mizmor of Asaph). Truly Elohim is tov to Yisroel, even to the barei levav (pure of heart).

But as for me, my raglayim had almost stumbled; my steps had well near slipped.

For I had kina (envy) of the holelim (arrogant ones), when I saw the shalom of the resha’im.

For there are no chartzubot (fetters, bonds, pains) in their mot; healthy is their belly.

They are not in amal (trouble) as enosh; neither are they plagued like adam.

Therefore ga’avah encircleth them like a chain necklace; chamas enwraps them like a garment.

Their eyes bulge with chelev; they have more than levav could imagine.

They mock, and speak wickedly concerning oshek (oppression); they speak from marom (on high).

They set their mouth against Shomayim, and their leshon stalketh in ha’aretz.

10 Therefore their people return here; and mayim to the full are swallowed down by them.

11 And they say, How doth El (G-d) know? And is there knowledge in Elyon?

12 Hinei, these are the resha’im; at ease olam, they increase in riches.

13 Surely in vain have I cleansed my lev, and washed my hands in innocency.

14 For kol hayom have I been plagued, and chastened in the bekarim (mornings).

15 If I say, I will speak thus; hinei, I would have dealt faithlessly with the dor banecha (the generation of Thy children).

16 When I thought to comprehend this, it was amal (difficulty) in my eyes;

17 Until I went into the Mikdeshei El; then I had binah (understanding) of their (the wicked’s) destiny.

18 Surely Thou didst set them in slippery places; Thou castedst them down into mashu’ot (ruins, destruction).

19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a rega (moment)! They are utterly consumed with balahot (terrors).

20 As a chalom when one awaketh; so, Adonoi, when Thou art aroused [in judgment], Thou shalt despise their tzelem (shadowy form).

21 Thus my levav was grieved, and I was pricked in my mind.

22 So senseless was I, and ignorant; I was like behemot before Thee.

23 Nevertheless I am with Thee tamid (always); Thou hast taken hold of me by my yamin.

24 Thou shalt guide me with Thy etzah (counsel), and afterward take me to kavod (glory).

25 Whom have I in Shomayim but Thee? And there is none upon HaAretz that I desire beside Thee.

26 My flesh and my levav may fail; but Elohim is the Tzur of my levav, and my chelek l’olam.

27 For, hinei, they that are far from Thee shall perish; Thou hast destroyed all them that go zoneh (a-whoring) from Thee.

28 But kiravat Elohim (drawing near to Elohim) is tov for me; I make in Adonoi Hashem my refuge, that I may declare all Thy deeds.

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