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.

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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

These are the ungodly - The people still speak. It is the ungodly that prosper, the irreligious and profane.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 37:35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

Psalm 52:7 See, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches...

Jeremiah 12:1,2 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper...

Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

James 5:1-3 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

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Psalm 73:3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

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Psalm 17:14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life...

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

Jeremiah 5:17,28 And they shall eat up your harvest, and your bread, which your sons and your daughters should eat...

Hosea 12:7,8 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress...

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Nearness to God the Key to Life's Puzzle
'It is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Thy works.'--PSALM lxxiii. 28. The old perplexity as to how it comes, if God is good and wise and strong, that bad men should prosper and good men should suffer, has been making the Psalmist's faith reel. He does not answer the question exactly as the New Testament would have done, but he does find a solution sufficient for himself in two thoughts, the transiency of that outward prosperity, and the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

What is Meant by "Altogether Lovely"
Let us consider this excellent expression, and particularly reflect on what is contained in it, and you shall find this expression "altogether lovely." First, It excludes all unloveliness and disagreeableness from Jesus Christ. As a theologian long ago said, "There is nothing in him which is not loveable." The excellencies of Jesus Christ are perfectly exclusive of all their opposites; there is nothing of a contrary property or quality found in him to contaminate or devaluate his excellency. And
John Flavel—Christ Altogether Lovely

The Great Gain of Godliness
'And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon. 26. And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 27. And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing. 28. Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of Meditating on the Future Life.
1. The design of God in afflicting his people. 1. To accustom us to despise the present life. Our infatuated love of it. Afflictions employed as the cure. 2. To lead us to aspire to heaven. 2. Excessive love of the present life prevents us from duly aspiring to the other. Hence the disadvantages of prosperity. Blindness of the human judgment. Our philosophizing on the vanity of life only of momentary influence. The necessity of the cross. 3. The present life an evidence of the divine favour to his
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Psalm 49:6
those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches?

Psalm 52:7
"Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!"

Psalm 73:5
They are free from common human burdens; they are not plagued by human ills.

Ecclesiastes 8:14
There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: the righteous who get what the wicked deserve, and the wicked who get what the righteous deserve. This too, I say, is meaningless.

Jeremiah 49:31
"Arise and attack a nation at ease, which lives in confidence," declares the LORD, "a nation that has neither gates nor bars; its people live far from danger.

Ezekiel 23:42
"The noise of a carefree crowd was around her; drunkards were brought from the desert along with men from the rabble, and they put bracelets on the wrists of the woman and her sister and beautiful crowns on their heads.

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