Psalm 73:12
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New International Version
This is what the wicked are like-- always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.

New Living Translation
Look at these wicked people--enjoying a life of ease while their riches multiply.

English Standard Version
Behold, these are the wicked; always at ease, they increase in riches.

New American Standard Bible
Behold, these are the wicked; And always at ease, they have increased in wealth.

King James Bible
Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look at them--the wicked! They are always at ease, and they increase their wealth.

International Standard Version
Just look at these wicked people! They're perpetually carefree as they increase their wealth.

NET Bible
Take a good look! This is what the wicked are like, those who always have it so easy and get richer and richer.

New Heart English Bible
Behold, these are the wicked. Being always at ease, they increase in riches.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, these wicked ones are prosperous in the world and are strong in power.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Look how wicked they are! They never have a worry. They grow more and more wealthy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, such are the wicked; And they that are always at ease increase riches.

New American Standard 1977
Behold, these are the wicked;
            And always at ease, they have increased in wealth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, these ungodly men, without being troubled by the world obtain riches.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

American King James Version
Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold these are sinners; and yet abounding in the world they have obtained riches.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, these are the wicked, and they prosper in the world: they heap up riches.

English Revised Version
Behold, these are the wicked; and, being alway at ease, they increase in riches.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

World English Bible
Behold, these are the wicked. Being always at ease, they increase in riches.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, these are the wicked and easy ones of the age, They have increased strength.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
73:1-14 The psalmist was strongly tempted to envy the prosperity of the wicked; a common temptation, which has tried the graces of many saints. But he lays down the great principle by which he resolved to abide. It is the goodness of God. This is a truth which cannot be shaken. Good thoughts of God will fortify against Satan's temptations. The faith even of strong believers may be sorely shaken, and ready to fail. There are storms that will try the firmest anchors. Foolish and wicked people have sometimes a great share of outward prosperity. They seem to have the least share of the troubles of this life; and they seem to have the greatest share of its comforts. They live without the fear of God, yet they prosper, and get on in the world. Wicked men often spend their lives without much sickness, and end them without great pain; while many godly persons scarcely know what health is, and die with great sufferings. Often the wicked are not frightened, either by the remembrance of their sins, or the prospect of their misery, but they die without terror. We cannot judge men's state beyond death, by what passes at their death. He looked abroad, and saw many of God's people greatly at a loss. Because the wicked are so very daring, therefore his people return hither; they know not what to say to it, and the rather, because they drink deep of the bitter cup of affliction. He spoke feelingly when he spoke of his own troubles; there is no disputing against sense, except by faith. From all this arose a strong temptation to cast off religion. But let us learn that the true course of sanctification consists in cleansing a man from all pollution both of soul and body. The heart is cleansed by the blood of Christ laid hold upon by faith; and by the begun works of the Lord's Spirit, manifested in the hearty resolution, purpose, and study of holiness, and a blameless course of life and actions, the hands are cleansed. It is not in vain to serve God and keep his ordinances.
Study Bible
Surely God is Good to Israel
11They say, "How does God know? And is there knowledge with the Most High?" 12Behold, these are the wicked; And always at ease, they have increased in wealth. 13Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure And washed my hands in innocence;…
Cross References
Psalm 49:6
Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches?

Psalm 52:7
"Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire."

Psalm 73:5
They are not in trouble as other men, Nor are they plagued like mankind.

Ecclesiastes 8:14
There is futility which is done on the earth, that is, there are righteous men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the wicked. On the other hand, there are evil men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the righteous. I say that this too is futility.

Jeremiah 49:31
"Arise, go up against a nation which is at ease, Which lives securely," declares the LORD. "It has no gates or bars; They dwell alone.

Ezekiel 23:42
"The sound of a carefree multitude was with her; and drunkards were brought from the wilderness with men of the common sort. And they put bracelets on the hands of the women and beautiful crowns on their heads.
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