1 Truly God is good to cIsrael,
to those who are dpure in heart.
my steps had nearly slipped.
when I saw the gprosperity of the wicked.
their bodies are fat and sleek.
they are not hstricken like the rest of mankind.
6 Therefore pride is itheir necklace;
violence covers them as ja garment.
7 Their keyes swell out through fatness;
their hearts overflow with follies.
8 They scoff and lspeak with malice;
loftily they threaten oppression.
and their tongue struts through the earth.
11 And they say, n“How can God know?
Is there knowledge in the Most High?”
always at ease, they oincrease in riches.
13 All in vain have I pkept my heart clean
and qwashed my hands in innocence.
14 For all the day long I have been hstricken
I would have betrayed tthe generation of your children.
it seemed to me ua wearisome task,
17 until I went into vthe sanctuary of God;
then I discerned their wend.
18 Truly you set them in xslippery places;
you make them fall to ruin.
19 How they are destroyed yin a moment,
swept away utterly by zterrors!
20 Like aa dream when one awakes,
O Lord, when byou rouse yourself, you despise them as phantoms.
Probable reading; Hebrew the waters of a full cup are drained by them