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  • This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Psalms 73.

God Is My Strength And Portion Forever

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  1. Psalms 73
    God Is My Strength And Portion Forever
    A Psalm Of Asaph


    Audio Reading • Kings James Version

    Psalms 73
    King James Version

    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.


    The Tragedy Of The Wicked And The Blessedness Of Trust in God

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    Pilgrim
    Trusting and Obeying the God of Truth: Loving others within the limits that truth allows. "...not as though I wrote to thee a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it." —2 John 1:5-6
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  1. Emli
    Every day, you post the exact Scripture I need to read, in the exact right moment. Praise the Lord!
  • This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Psalms 73.