Psalms 73:12

“Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, these are the wicked; And always at ease, they have increased {in} wealth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, these are the wicked; And, being alway at ease, they increase in riches.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly, such are the sinners; they do well at all times, and their wealth is increased.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

Lo, these [are] the wicked and easy ones of the age, They have increased strength.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, such are the wicked; and they that are always at ease increase riches.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 73:12


73:12 Behold - These seem to be the words of the psalmist, summing up the matter.


Discussion for Psalms 73

  • BSP
    Like Asaph, seeing the wicked prosper can cause us to envy the wrongdoers or become discouraged and see no value in serving God, but verse 17 shows how meeting together with fellow believers can help us to fight this negative thinking by helping us to get God's viewpoint, readjusting our outlook, and giving us spiritual insight so that we can strengthen our faith and remain loyal to God.
  • Bryan McCloud
    We shouldn't be envious of those who are rich, because we know that God owns everything anyway. Jesus Christ is all we need.
  • Annie
    There is a great calm that as come over my soul. It is good when you know God has heard you and he WILL set things right. Every smirk is about to go bye bye
  • Jo Saro
    Everyone wants to be wealthy rich,thus this chapter self explained itself exactly what happening in the world today,the richest became more abundant with wealth which God is just an object of waste,reminds me of the rich young ruler who came to Jesus which Jesus said it is easier for camel to through an eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter in the kingdom of heaven.
  • Leroylittleton
    what was Asaph 's initial thinking like.How did it change what did it change
  • Lilian
    Jesus loves us and he will never stop loving us. He is our God and our Savior we must put our trust into God rather than put our confidence into man. Thanks to Jesus for sheding his precious blood to us we are now live because of Jesus forgiveness, his love and mercy endureth forever. He is God that never fail us he is with us all the time. We must walk with faith and not by sight, we must seek God first int our life and all things that we need will be added unto you. Thank you Jesus for being faithful to your promises Amen

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