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The third book of Psalms, song 73, Vulgate and King James Version

Psalm 73


   1 PSALMUS. Asaph. Quam bonus rectis est Deus, Deus his, qui mundo sunt corde!
   2 Mei autem paene moti sunt pedes, paene effusi sunt gressus mei,
   3 quia zelavi super gloriantes, pacem peccatorum videns.
   4 Quia non sunt eis impedimenta, sanus et pinguis est venter eorum.
   5 In labore mortalium non sunt et cum hominibus non flagellantur.
   6 Ideo quasi torques est eis superbia, et tamquam indumentum operuit eos violentia.
   7 Prodit quasi ex adipe iniquitas eorum, erumpunt cogitationes cordis.
   8 Subsannaverunt et locuti sunt nequitiam, iniquitatem ab excelso locuti sunt.
   9 Posuerunt in caelo os suum, et lingua eorum transivit in terra.
   10 Ideo in alto sedent, et aquae plenae non pervenient ad eos.
   11 Et dixerunt: "Quomodo scit Deus, et si est scientia in Excelso?".
   12 Ecce ipsi peccatores et abundantes in saeculo multiplicaverunt divitias.
   13 Et dixi: "Ergo sine causa mundavi cor meum et lavi in innocentia manus meas;
   14 et fui flagellatus tota die, et castigatio mea in matutinis".
   15 Si dixissem: "Loquar ut illi", ecce generationem filiorum tuorum prodidissem.
   16 Et cogitabam, ut cognoscerem hoc; labor erat in oculis meis,
   17 donec intravi in sanctuarium Dei et intellexi novissima eorum.
   18 Verumtamen in lubrico posuisti eos, deiecisti eos in ruinas.
   19 Quomodo facti sunt in desolationem! Subito defecerunt, perierunt prae horrore.
   20 Velut somnium evigilantis, Domine, surgens imaginem ipsorum contemnes.
   21 Quia exacerbatum est cor meum, et renes mei compuncti sunt;
   22 et ego insipiens factus sum et nescivi: ut iumentum factus sum apud te.
   23 Ego autem semper tecum; tenuisti manum dexteram meam.
   24 In consilio tuo deduces me et postea cum gloria suscipies me.
   25 Quis enim mihi est in caelo? Et tecum nihil volui super terram.
   26 Defecit caro mea et cor meum; Deus cordis mei, et pars mea Deus in aeternum.
   27 Quia ecce, qui elongant se a te, peribunt; perdidisti omnes, qui fornicantur abs te.
   28 Mihi autem adhaerere Deo bonum est, ponere in Domino Deo spem meam, ut annuntiem omnes operationes tuas in portis filiae Sion.

King James Version

   A Psalm of Asaph.
   1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
   2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
   3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
   4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.
   5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
   6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
   7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
   8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
   9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
   10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
   11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
   12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
   13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
   14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
   15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.
   16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
   17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
   18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.
   19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
   20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
   21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
   22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
   23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
   24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
   25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
   26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
   27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
   28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

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