To such as are pure in heart.
My steps had nearly bslipped.
3 cFor I was envious of the boastful,
When I saw the prosperity of the dwicked.
4 For there are no 1pangs in their death,
But their strength is firm.
5 eThey are not in trouble as other men,
Nor are they plagued like other men.
Violence covers them flike a garment.
They have more than heart could wish.
8 hThey scoff and speak wickedly concerning oppression;
9 They set their mouth jagainst the heavens,
And their tongue walks through the earth.
kAnd waters of a full cup are drained by them.
11 And they say, l“How does God know?
And is there knowledge in the Most High?”
Who are always at ease;
They increase in riches.
And washed my hands in innocence.
And chastened every morning.
Behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of Your children.
It was 5too painful for me—
Then I understood their nend.
Tg. face bulges; LXX, Syr., Vg. iniquity bulges
kept my heart pure in vain
troublesome in my eyes