A Psalm of Asaph.
1 The Mighty God Jehovah has spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun
to its going down.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth.
3 Our God comes, and He is not silent; a fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be
very stormy all around Him.
4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that He may judge His
5 Gather My saints to Me, and those who make a covenant with Me by sacrifice.
6 Let the heavens declare His righteousness, for God Himself is Judge. Selah.
7 Hear, My people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you; I am God,
8 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices, or your burnt offerings, which are
continually before Me.
9 I will take no bull out of your house, nor goats out of your folds;
10 for every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know all the birds of the mountains; and the wild beasts of the field are Mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world is Mine, and the fullness of it.
13 Will I eat the flesh of the mighty, or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer to God thanksgiving, and make good your vows to the Most High,
15 and call on Me in the day of trouble; and I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.
16 But to the wicked God says, What is it you do, to declare My Statutes, and to take
up My Covenant in your mouth;
17 seeing as how you hate correction, and cast off My Words behind you?
18 When you saw a thief, then you were pleased to be with him, and have been a
partaker with adulterers.
19 You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.
20 You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.
21 These things you have done, and I have kept silent; you thought that I was like
yourself; but I will rebuke you, and set in order before your eyes.
22 Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be no one
23 Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his way, I will show the
salvation of God.