Psalms 73:7

“Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Their eye bulges from fatness; The imaginations of {their} heart run riot.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Their eyes stand out with fatness: They have more than heart could wish.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Their eyes are bursting with fat; they have more than their heart's desire.
- Basic English Bible

Their eyes stand out from fatness, they exceed the imaginations of their heart:
- Darby Bible

Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
- Webster's Bible

Their eyes bulge with fat. Their minds pass the limits of conceit.
- World English Bible

Their eye hath come out from fat. The imaginations of the heart transgressed;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Their eyes stand forth from fatness; they are gone beyond the imaginations of their heart.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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