Bible: Psalm 73:2-12

73:2 But as for me, my feet almost slipped;

my feet almost slid out from under me. 1 

73:3 For I envied those who are proud,

as I observed 2  the prosperity 3  of the wicked.

73:4 For they suffer no pain; 4 

their bodies 5  are strong and well-fed. 6 

73:5 They are immune to the trouble common to men;

they do not suffer as other men do. 7 

73:6 Arrogance is their necklace, 8 

and violence their clothing. 9 

73:7 Their prosperity causes them to do wrong; 10 

their thoughts are sinful. 11 

73:8 They mock 12  and say evil things; 13 

they proudly threaten violence. 14 

73:9 They speak as if they rule in heaven,

and lay claim to the earth. 15 

73:10 Therefore they have more than enough food to eat,

and even suck up the water of the sea. 16 

73:11 They say, “How does God know what we do?

Is the sovereign one aware of what goes on? 17 

73:12 Take a good look! This is what the wicked are like, 18 

those who always have it so easy and get richer and richer. 19 

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