1. A Psalm of Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel, [Even] to such as are pure in heart.

2. But as for me, my feet were almost gone; My steps had well nigh slipped.

3. For I was envious at the arrogant, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4. For there are no pangs 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 is as a chain about their neck; Violence covereth them as a garment.

7. Their eyes stand out with fatness: They have more than heart could wish.

8. They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression: They speak loftily.

9. They have set their mouth in the heavens, And their tongue walketh through the earth.

10. Therefore his people return hither: And waters of a full [cup] are drained by them.

11. And they say, How doth God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?

12. Behold, these are the wicked; And, being alway at ease, they increase in riches.

13. Surely in vain have I cleansed my heart, And washed my hands in innocency;

14. For all the day long have I been plagued, And chastened every morning.

15. If I had said, I will speak thus; Behold, I had dealt treacherously with the generation of thy children.

16. When I thought how I might know this, It was too painful for me;

17. Until I went into the sanctuary of God, And considered their latter end.

18. Surely thou settest them in slippery places: Thou castest them down to destruction.

19. How are they become a desolation in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors.

20. As a dream when one awaketh, So, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou wilt despise their image.

21. For my soul was grieved, And I was pricked in my heart:

22. So brutish was I, and ignorant; I was [as] a beast before thee.

23. Nevertheless I am continually with thee: Thou hast holden my right hand.

24. Thou wilt 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 besides 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 play the harlot, [departing] from thee.

28. But it is good for me to draw near unto God: I have made the Lord Jehovah my refuge, That I may tell of all thy works.

Significados: Israel.

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