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God Is My Strength and Portion Forever
A Psalm of Asaph.

73 Truly God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.
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But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled,
my steps had nearly slipped.
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For I was envious of the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

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For they have no pangs until death;
their bodies are fat and sleek.
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They are not in trouble as others are;
they are not stricken like the rest of mankind.
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Therefore pride is their necklace;
violence covers them as a garment.
7
Their eyes swell out through fatness;
their hearts overflow with follies.
8
They scoff and speak with malice;
loftily they threaten oppression.
9
They set their mouths against the heavens,
and their tongue struts through the earth.
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Therefore his people turn back to them,
and find no fault in them.[a]
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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.
14
For all the day long I have been stricken
and rebuked every morning.
15
If I had said, “I will speak thus,”
I would have betrayed the generation of your children.

16
But when I thought how to understand this,
it seemed to me a wearisome task,
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until I went into the sanctuary of God;
then I discerned their end.

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Truly you set them in slippery places;
you make them fall to ruin.
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How they are destroyed in a moment,
swept away utterly by terrors!
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Like a dream when one awakes,
O Lord, when you rouse yourself, you despise them as phantoms.
21
When my soul was embittered,
when I was pricked in heart,
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I was brutish and ignorant;
I was like a beast toward you.

23
Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
24
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will receive me to glory.
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[b] 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.
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But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
that I may tell of all your works.
 

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