73:1Truly God is good to Israel, to such as are of a pure heart.
73:2But as for me, my feet were almost gone, my steps had well nigh slipped;
73:3For I was envious at the arrogant, seeing the prosperity of the wicked.
73:5They have not the hardships of mankind, neither are they plagued like other men:
73:6Therefore pride encompasseth them as a neck-chain, violence covereth them as a garment;
73:7Their eyes stand out from fatness, they exceed the imaginations of their heart:
73:8They mock and speak wickedly of oppression, they speak loftily:
73:9They set their mouth in the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
73:10Therefore his people turn hither, and waters in fulness are wrung out to them.
73:11And they say, How can łGod know, and is there knowledge in the Most High?
73:12Behold, these are the wicked, and they prosper in the world: they heap up riches.
73:13Truly have I purified my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency:
73:14For all the day have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
73:15If I said, I will speak thus, behold, I should be faithless to the generation of thy children.
73:16When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes;
73:17Until I went into the sanctuaries of łGod; then understood I their end.
73:18Truly thou settest them in slippery places, thou castest them down in ruins.
73:19How are they suddenly made desolate! they pass away, consumed with terrors.
73:20As a dream, when one awaketh, wilt thou, Lord, on arising despise their image.
73:21When my heart was in a ferment, and I was pricked in my reins,
73:22Then I was brutish and knew nothing; I was as a beast with thee.
73:23Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden my right hand;
73:24Thou wilt guide me by thy counsel, and after the glory, thou wilt receive me.
73:25Whom have I in the heavens? and there is none upon earth I desire beside thee.
73:26My flesh and my heart faileth: God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.
73:27For behold, they that are far from thee shall perish; thou destroyest every one that goeth a whoring from thee.
73:28But as for me, it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord Jehovah, that I may declare all thy works.
74:1Why, O God, hast thou cast off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?
74:3Lift up thy steps unto the perpetual desolations: everything in the sanctuary hath the enemy destroyed.
74:5A man was known as he could lift up axes in the thicket of trees;
74:6And now they break down its carved work altogether, with hatchets and hammers.
74:7They have set on fire thy sanctuary, they have profaned the habitation of thy name to the ground.
74:8They said in their heart, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all łGod's places of assembly in the land.
74:9We see not our signs; there is no more any prophet, neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.
74:10How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy contemn thy name for ever?
74:11Why withdrawest thou thy hand, and thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom: consume them.
74:12But God is my king of old, accomplishing deliverances in the midst of the earth.
74:13*Thou* didst divide the sea by thy strength; thou didst break the heads of the monsters on the waters:
74:15*Thou* didst cleave fountain and torrent, *thou* driedst up ever-flowing rivers.
74:16The day is thine, the night also is thine; *thou* hast prepared the moon and the sun:
74:17*Thou* hast set all the borders of the earth; summer and winter -- *thou* didst form them.
74:18Remember this, that an enemy hath reproached Jehovah, and a foolish people have contemned thy name.
74:20Have respect unto the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the dwellings of violence.
74:21Oh let not the oppressed one return ashamed; let the afflicted and needy praise thy name.
74:22Rise up, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day;
74:23Forget not the voice of thine adversaries: the tumult of those that rise up against thee ascendeth continually.
75:1Unto thee we give thanks, O God, we give thanks; and thy name is near: thy marvellous works declare it.
75:2When I shall receive the assembly, I will judge with equity.
75:3The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I have established its pillars. Selah.
75:4I said unto the boastful, Boast not; and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
75:5Lift not up your horn on high; speak not arrogantly with a stiff neck.
75:6For not from the east nor from the west, nor yet from the south doth exaltation come:
75:7For God is the judge; he putteth down one and exalteth another.
75:8For in the hand of Jehovah there is a cup, and it foameth with wine, it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same; yea, the dregs thereof shall all the wicked of the earth drain off, and drink.
75:9But as for me, I will declare for ever; I will sing psalms to the God of Jacob.
75:10And all the horns of the wicked will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.