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

  • Tomp Yeahbut
    It's like Lazarus and the rich man, they get theirs here and now, ours must be delayed gratification which is hard to take at times.
  • Mark verrell
    this psalm is very enlightening "who have I in Heaven but YOU GOD" 'there is no one on earth that I desire"
  • Michael C.
    It is so good and comforting to read the many brothers' and sisters' comments and praises of the Lord on this site. I just want to exhort everyone who loves the Lord Jesus, never, NEVER to give any place to the liar and the slanderer, as to whether or not you're being treated fairly by God. If He ordains us to suffer anything, He has a purpose in it, and He will give us our wages at the day's end.
  • Michael C.
    What kind of spurious Christianity do so many have, who are seemingly so ready to give Jesus the back, flee like cowards, and lose heart because of the contradictions of the ungodly, or the difficulties of the way! "The cup which my Father has given me to drink, shall I not drink it?" And as it goes with our Master, we shouldn't expect better for ourselves. Is your treasure all in this evil time?
  • 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.

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