Bible: Psalm 73:17-28

73:17 Then I entered the precincts of God’s temple, 1 

and understood the destiny of the wicked. 2 

73:18 Surely 3  you put them in slippery places;

you bring them down 4  to ruin.

73:19 How desolate they become in a mere moment!

Terrifying judgments make their demise complete! 5 

73:20 They are like a dream after one wakes up. 6 

O Lord, when you awake 7  you will despise them. 8 

73:21 Yes, 9  my spirit was bitter, 10 

and my insides felt sharp pain. 11 

73:22 I was ignorant 12  and lacked insight; 13 

I was as senseless as an animal before you. 14 

73:23 But I am continually with you;

you hold my right hand.

73:24 You guide 15  me by your wise advice,

and then you will lead me to a position of honor. 16 

73:25 Whom do I have in heaven but you?

I desire no one but you on earth. 17 

73:26 My flesh and my heart may grow weak, 18 

but God always 19  protects my heart and gives me stability. 20 

73:27 Yes, 21  look! Those far from you 22  die;

you destroy everyone who is unfaithful to you. 23 

73:28 But as for me, God’s presence is all I need. 24 

I have made the sovereign Lord my shelter,

as 25  I declare all the things you have done.

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