Bible: Psalm 73:3-12

73:3 For I envied those who are proud,

as I observed 1  the prosperity 2  of the wicked.

73:4 For they suffer no pain; 3 

their bodies 4  are strong and well-fed. 5 

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

they do not suffer as other men do. 6 

73:6 Arrogance is their necklace, 7 

and violence their clothing. 8 

73:7 Their prosperity causes them to do wrong; 9 

their thoughts are sinful. 10 

73:8 They mock 11  and say evil things; 12 

they proudly threaten violence. 13 

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

and lay claim to the earth. 14 

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

and even suck up the water of the sea. 15 

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

Is the sovereign one aware of what goes on? 16 

73:12 Take a good look! This is what the wicked are like, 17 

those who always have it so easy and get richer and richer. 18 

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