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Psalm 73:3–8

cFor I was denvious at the efoolish,

When I saw the fprosperity of the wicked.

For there are no gbands in their death:

But their strength is firm.

They are not in trouble as other men;

Neither are they hplagued like other men.

nTherefore pride compasseth them about ias a chain;

Violence covereth them jas a garment.

kTheir eyes stand out with fatness:

They have more than heart could wish.

They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression:

lThey speak mloftily.

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Psalm 73:3–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

For I envied the arrogant

when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

They have no struggles;

their bodies are healthy and strong.

They are free from common human burdens;

they are not plagued by human ills.

Therefore pride is their necklace;

they clothe themselves with violence.

From their callous hearts comes iniquity;

their evil imaginations have no limits.

They scoff, and speak with malice;

with arrogance they threaten oppression.

Psalm 73:3–8 — English Standard Version (ESV)

For I was envious of the arrogant

when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

For they have no pangs until death;

their bodies are fat and sleek.

They are not in trouble as others are;

they are not stricken like the rest of mankind.

Therefore pride is their necklace;

violence covers them as a garment.

Their eyes swell out through fatness;

their hearts overflow with follies.

They scoff and speak with malice;

loftily they threaten oppression.

Psalm 73:3–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

For I envied the proud

when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness.

They seem to live such painless lives;

their bodies are so healthy and strong.

They don’t have troubles like other people;

they’re not plagued with problems like everyone else.

They wear pride like a jeweled necklace

and clothe themselves with cruelty.

These fat cats have everything

their hearts could ever wish for!

They scoff and speak only evil;

in their pride they seek to crush others.

Psalm 73:3–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For I was envious of the boastful,

When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

For there are no pangs in their death,

But their strength is firm.

They are not in trouble as other men,

Nor are they plagued like other men.

Therefore pride serves as their necklace;

Violence covers them like a garment.

Their eyes bulge with abundance;

They have more than heart could wish.

They scoff and speak wickedly concerning oppression;

They speak loftily.

Psalm 73:3–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

because I was jealous of proud people.

I saw wicked people doing well.

They are not suffering;

they are healthy and strong.

They don’t have troubles like the rest of us;

they don’t have problems like other people.

They wear pride like a necklace

and put on violence as their clothing.

They are looking for profits

and do not control their selfish desires.

They make fun of others and speak evil;

proudly they speak of hurting others.

Psalm 73:3–8 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

For I was envious at the arrogant,

When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

For there are no pangs in their death;

But their strength is firm.

They are not in trouble as other men;

Neither are they plagued like other men.

Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck;

Violence covereth them as a garment.

Their eyes stand out with fatness:

They have more than heart could wish.

They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression:

They speak loftily.

Psalm 73:3–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For I was envious at the arrogant, seeing the prosperity of the wicked. For they have no pangs in their death, and their body is well nourished; They have not the hardships of mankind, neither are they plagued like other men: Therefore pride encompasseth them as a neck-chain, violence covereth them as a garment; Their eyes stand out from fatness, they exceed the imaginations of their heart: They mock and speak wickedly of oppression, they speak loftily:

Psalm 73:3–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

because I was envious of arrogant people

when I saw the prosperity that wicked people enjoy.

They suffer no pain.

Their bodies are healthy.

They have no drudgery in their lives like ordinary people.

They are not plagued with problems like others.

That is why they wear arrogance like a necklace

and acts of violence like clothing.

Their eyes peer out from their fat faces,

and their imaginations run wild.

They ridicule.

They speak maliciously.

They speak arrogantly about oppression.

Psalm 73:3–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For I envied the arrogant;

I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

They have an easy time until they die,

and their bodies are well fed.

They are not in trouble like others;

they are not afflicted like most people.

Therefore, pride is their necklace,

and violence covers them like a garment.

Their eyes bulge out from fatness;

the imaginations of their hearts run wild.

They mock, and they speak maliciously;

they arrogantly threaten oppression.

Psalm 73:3–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For I was envious of the arrogant;

I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

For they have no pain;

their bodies are sound and sleek.

They are not in trouble as others are;

they are not plagued like other people.

Therefore pride is their necklace;

violence covers them like a garment.

Their eyes swell out with fatness;

their hearts overflow with follies.

They scoff and speak with malice;

loftily they threaten oppression.

Psalm 73:3–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

because I envied the boastful

when I saw the well-being of the wicked.

For there are no pains up to their death,

and their bodies are healthy.

They do not have ordinary trouble,

and they are not plagued as other people.

Therefore pride is their necklace;

an outfit of violence covers them.

Their eye bulges from fat.

Imaginings overflow their heart.

They mock and speak maliciously of oppression;

they speak as though from on high.

Psalm 73:3–8 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

I saw that proud and sinful people were doing well.

And I began to long for what they had.

They don’t have any troubles.

Their bodies are healthy and strong.

They don’t have the problems others have.

They don’t suffer as other people do.

Their pride is like a necklace.

They put on meanness as if it were their clothes.

Many sins come out of their hard and stubborn hearts.

There is no limit to their proud and evil thoughts.

They laugh at others and speak words of hatred.

They are proud. They warn others about the harm they can do to them.

Psalm 73:3–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

For I was envious of the arrogant

As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

For there are no pains in their death,

And their body is fat.

They are not in trouble as other men,

Nor are they plagued like mankind.

Therefore pride is their necklace;

The garment of violence covers them.

Their eye bulges from fatness;

The imaginations of their heart run riot.

They mock and wickedly speak of oppression;

They speak from on high.