Psalm 73 Selected Verses
3 For I was envious of the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Psalm 73:5–6 (ESV)
5 They are not in trouble as others are;
they are not stricken like the rest of mankind.
6 Therefore pride is their necklace;
violence covers them as a garment.
Psalm 73:9 (ESV)
9 They set their mouths against the heavens,
and their tongue struts through the earth.
Psalm 73:11–13 (ESV)
11 And they say, “How can God know?
Is there knowledge in the Most High?”
12 Behold, these are the wicked;
always at ease, they increase in riches.
13 All in vain have I kept my heart clean
and washed my hands in innocence.
Psalm 73:19–20 (ESV)
19 How they are destroyed in a moment,
swept away utterly by terrors!
20 Like a dream when one awakes,
O Lord, when you rouse yourself, you despise them as phantoms.
Psalm 73:22 (ESV)
22 I was brutish and ignorant;
I was like a beast toward you.
Psalm 73:25–27 (ESV)
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
27 For behold, those who are far from you shall perish;
you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.