A Psalm of Asaph.
1 The aMighty One, God the Lord,
Has spoken and called the earth
From the rising of the sun to its going down.
bGod will shine forth.
cA fire shall devour before Him,
And it shall be very tempestuous all around Him.
4 dHe shall call to the heavens from above,
And to the earth, that He may judge His people:
5 “Gather eMy saints together to Me,
6 Let the gheavens declare His righteousness,
For hGod Himself is Judge.
O Israel, and I will testify against you;
iI am God, your God!
Or your burnt offerings,
Which are continually before Me.
9 lI will not take a bull from your house,
Nor goats out of your folds.
And the cattle on a thousand hills.
And the wild beasts of the field are Mine.
mFor the world is Mine, and all its fullness.
13 nWill I eat the flesh of bulls,
Or drink the blood of goats?
14 oOffer to God thanksgiving,
And ppay your vows to the Most High.
15 qCall upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”
“What right have you to declare My statutes,
Or take My covenant in your mouth,
17 rSeeing you hate instruction
And cast My words behind you?
And have been a tpartaker with adulterers.
And uyour tongue frames deceit.
You slander your own mother’s son.
vYou thought that I was altogether like you;
But I will rebuke you,
And wset them in order before your eyes.
22 “Now consider this, you who xforget God,
Lest I tear you in pieces,
And there be none to deliver:
And yto him who orders his conduct aright
I will show the salvation of God.”
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