to those who are pure in heart.y
2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;z
I had nearly lost my foothold.a
3 For I enviedb the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.c
their bodies are healthy and strong.a
5 They are freed from common human burdens;
they are not plagued by human ills.
they clothe themselves with violence.g
their evil imaginations have no limits.
8 They scoff, and speak with malice;i
and their tongues take possession of the earth.
and drink up waters in abundance.c
Does the Most High know anything?”
13 Surely in vainn I have kept my heart pure
and have washed my hands in innocence.o
14 All day long I have been afflicted,p
and every morning brings new punishments.
I would have betrayed your children.
16 When I tried to understandq all this,
it troubled me deeply
17 till I entered the sanctuaryr of God;
then I understood their final destiny.s
18 Surely you place them on slippery ground;t
you cast them down to ruin.u
19 How suddenlyv are they destroyed,
completely swept awayw by terrors!
when you arise, Lord,
you will despise them as fantasies.z
and my spirit embittered,
22 I was senselessa and ignorant;
I was a brute beastb before you.
you hold me by my right hand.c
and afterward you will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?f
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.g
but God is the strengthj of my heart
and my portionk forever.
27 Those who are far from you will perish;l
you destroy all who are unfaithfulm to you.
28 But as for me, it is good to be near God.n
I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;o
I will tell of all your deeds.p
With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text struggles at their death; / their bodies are healthy
Syriac (see also Septuagint); Hebrew Their eyes bulge with fat
The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.