1 God is truly good to Israel. God is good to people whose hearts are pure. 2 I almost slipped and began to sin. 3 I saw that wicked people were successful I became jealous of those proud people. 4 Those people are healthy. They don’t have to struggle to survive. 5 Those proud people don’t suffer like us. They don’t have troubles like other people. 6 So they are very proud and hateful people. This is as easy to see as the jewels and fancy clothes they wear. 7 If those people like something they see, they go and take it. They do whatever they want to do. 8 They say cruel, evil things about other people. They are proud and stubborn. And they are always planning ways to take advantage of other people. 9 Those proud people think they are gods! They think they are the rulers of earth. 10 So even God’s people turn to them and do the things they tell them. 11 Those evil people say, ”God doesn’t know what we are doing! God Most-High does not know!” 12 Those proud people are wicked, but they are rich and getting richer. 13 So why should I make my heart pure? Why should I make my hands clean? 14 God, I suffer all day long. And you punish me every morning. 15 God, I wanted to talk to other people about these things. But I knew I would be betraying your people. 16 I tried hard to understand these things. But it was all too hard for me 17 until I went to your temple. I went to God’s temple, and then I understood. 18 God, you really have put those people in a dangerous situation. It is so easy for them to fall and be destroyed. 19 Trouble can come suddenly, and then those proud people are ruined. Terrible things can happen to them, and then they are finished. 20 Lord, those people will be like a dream that we forget when we wake up. You will make those people disappear like the monsters in our dreams. 21 - 22 I was very stupid. I thought about rich and wicked people, and I became upset. God, I was upset and angry at you! I acted like a stupid, ignorant animal. 23 ˻I have everything I need!˼ I am with you always. God, you hold my hand. 24 God, you lead me and give me good advice. And later you will lead me to glory. 25 God, I have you in heaven. And when I am with you, what on earth can I want? 26 Maybe my mind and body will be destroyed, but I have the Rock I love. I have God forever! 27 God, people who leave you will be lost. You will destroy the people who are not faithful to you. 28 As for me, I have come to God. And that is good for me. I have made the Lord my Master my place of safety. God, I have come to tell about all the things you have done.