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

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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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