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

  • A disciple
    "But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked." This Psalm of Asaph is a great instruction for everyone who is feeling overwhelmed by the difficulty of the way, by their personal struggles and afflictions and griefs. The Lord will one day make us know all things, and why we had to suffer so much.
  • Lu2677
    Psalms 73:25 "Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon the earth, that I desire beside thee." 28"But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I might declare all thy works." Amen. V.18"Surely didst thou set them in slippery places,thou cast them down into destruction."
  • A disciple
    "Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins." The commandment of God in its fullness and perfection, is that we take a course in life to maintain and cultivate a good and tender conscience; just as we strive WITH (not against!) the Holy Spirit which Jesus has given into our hearts, against the selfish and cowardly and corrupting influences of unlawful fleshly desires, and thinking.
  • A disciple
    "When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end." This wisdom and insight into some of the common hazards and snares put along our way, is very valuable when we might be put to the test about the difficulties we are set to encounter. We all know that murmuring is sin; but here we can understand its root and evil workings.
  • BSP
    Verse 28 shows that it is good for us to draw near to God. We can only experience the benefits of drawing close to Jehovah God if we put forth the effort.
  • 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.

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