1 Surely God is agood to Israel, To those who are bpure in heart! 2 But as for me, amy feet came close to stumbling, My steps had almost slipped. 3 For I was aenvious of the arrogant As I saw the bprosperity of the wicked. 4 For there are no pains in their death, And their body is fat. 5 They are anot in trouble as other men, Nor are they bplagued like mankind. 6 Therefore pride is atheir necklace; The bgarment of violence covers them. 7 Their eye bulges from afatness; The imaginations of their heart run riot. 8 They amock and wickedly speak of oppression; They bspeak from on high. 9 They have aset their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue parades through the earth. 10 Therefore his people return to this place, And waters of aabundance are drunk by them. 11 They say, "aHow does God know? And is there knowledge with the Most High?" 12 Behold, athese are the wicked; And always bat ease, they have increased in wealth. 13 Surely ain vain I have kept my heart pure And bwashed my hands in innocence; 14 For I have been stricken aall day long And bchastened every morning. 15 If I had said, "I will speak thus," Behold, I would have betrayed the ageneration of Your children. 16 When I apondered to understand this, It was troublesome in my sight 17 Until I came into the asanctuary of God; Then I perceived their bend. 18 Surely You set them in aslippery places; You cast them down to bdestruction. 19 How they are adestroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by bsudden terrors! 20 Like a adream when one awakes, O Lord, when baroused, You will cdespise their form. 21 When my aheart was embittered And I was bpierced within, 22 Then I was asenseless and ignorant; I was like a bbeast before You. 23 Nevertheless aI am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand. 24 With Your counsel You will aguide me, And afterward breceive me to glory. 25 aWhom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. 26 My aflesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my bportion forever. 27 For, behold, athose who are far from You will bperish; You have destroyed all those who care unfaithful to You. 28 But as for me, athe nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my brefuge, That I may ctell of all Your works.