speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to its setting.
God shines forth.
before him is a devouring fire,
round about him a mighty tempest.
and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”
for God himself is judge! [Selah]
O Israel, I will testify against you.
I am God, your God.
your burnt offerings are continually before me.
nor he-goat from your folds.
the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know all the birds of the air,v
and all that moves in the field is mine.
or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,w
and pay your vows to the Most High;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
“What right have you to recite my statutes,
or take my covenant on your lips?
and you cast my words behind you.
and you keep company with adulterers.
and your tongue frames deceit.
you slander your own mother’s son.
you thought that I was one like yourself.
But now I rebuke you, and lay the charge before you.
lest I rend, and there be none to deliver!
to him who orders his way aright
I will show the salvation of God!”