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A Psalm of Asaph.
1 Surely God is agood to Israel,
To those who are bpure in heart!
2 But as for me, amy feet came close to stumbling,
My steps 1had almost slipped.
As I saw the bprosperity of the wicked.
And their 1body is fat.
6 Therefore pride is atheir necklace;
The bgarment of violence covers them.
The imaginations of their heart 2run riot.
They bspeak from on high.
And their tongue 2parades through the earth.
10 Therefore 1his people return to this place,
11 They say, “aHow does God know?
And is there knowledge 1with the Most High?”
12 Behold, athese are the wicked;
And always bat ease, they have increased in wealth.
And bwashed my hands in innocence;
14 For I have been stricken aall day long
Behold, I would have betrayed the ageneration of Your children.
16 When I apondered to understand this,
It was 1troublesome in my sight
Then I perceived their bend.
18 Surely You set them in aslippery places;
They are utterly swept away by bsudden terrors!
20 Like a adream when one awakes,
21 When my aheart was embittered
22 Then I was asenseless and ignorant;
23 Nevertheless aI am continually with You;
You have taken hold of my right hand.
24 With Your counsel You will aguide me,
25 aWhom have I in heaven but You?
And 1besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
26 My aflesh and my heart may fail,
28 But as for me, athe nearness of God is my good;
That I may ctell of all Your works.
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