Psalm 73:3
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New International Version
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

New Living Translation
For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness.

English Standard Version
For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

New American Standard Bible
For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

King James Bible
For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I envied the arrogant; I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

International Standard Version
For I was envious of the proud when I observed the prosperity of the wicked.

NET Bible
For I envied those who are proud, as I observed the prosperity of the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I envied the evil when I saw that the wicked had peace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because I was envious of arrogant people when I saw the prosperity that wicked people enjoy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I was envious at the arrogant, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

New American Standard 1977
For I was envious of the arrogant,
            As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I became angry against the foolish when I saw the peace of the wicked.

King James 2000 Bible
For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

American King James Version
For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

American Standard Version
For I was envious at the arrogant, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners.

Darby Bible Translation
For I was envious at the arrogant, seeing the prosperity of the wicked.

English Revised Version
For I was envious at the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

World English Bible
For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
The peace of the wicked I see, That there are no bands at their death,
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
2But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling, My steps had almost slipped. 3For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4For there are no pains in their death, And their body is fat.…
Cross References
Job 21:7
"Why do the wicked still live, Continue on, also become very powerful?

Psalm 5:5
The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes; You hate all who do iniquity.

Psalm 17:14
From men with Your hand, O LORD, From men of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly You fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance to their babes.

Psalm 37:1
A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.

Psalm 37:7
Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Psalm 73:4
For there are no pains in their death, And their body is fat.

Proverbs 23:17
Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.

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 12:1
Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?
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For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

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Psalm 37:1,7 Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious against …

Job 21:7 Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, are mighty in power?

Proverbs 3:31 Envy you not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Proverbs 24:1 Be not you envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

Jeremiah 12:1 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk …

James 4:5 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells …

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