A Psalm of Asaph.
The mighty God, [even] the LORD, hath spoken,14 and called4 the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.52
Our God shall come,4 and shall not keep silence:4 a fire shall devour4 before him, and it shall be very tempestuous8 round about him.
He shall call4 to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge2 his people.
Gather3 my saints together unto me; those that have made6 a covenant with me by sacrifice.
And the heavens shall declare55 his righteousness: for God [is] judge6 himself. Selah.
Hear,3 O my people, and I will speak;17 O Israel, and I will testify55 against thee: I [am] God, [even] thy God.
I will not reprove55 thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, [to have been] continually before me.
I will take4 no bullock out of thy house, [nor] he goats out of thy folds.
For every beast of the forest [is] mine, [and] the cattle upon a thousand hills.
I know1 all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field [are] mine.
If I were hungry,4 I would not tell4 thee: for the world [is] mine, and the fulness thereof.
Will I eat4 the flesh of bulls, or drink4 the blood of goats?
Offer3 unto God thanksgiving; and pay16 thy vows unto the most High:
And call3 upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver17 thee, and thou shalt glorify17 me.
But unto the wicked God saith,1 What hast thou to do to declare15 my statutes, or [that] thou shouldest take4 my covenant in thy mouth?
Seeing thou hatest1 instruction, and castest55 my words behind thee.
When thou sawest1 a thief, then thou consentedst4 with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.18
Thou givest1 thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth55 deceit.
Thou sittest4 [and] speakest17 against thy brother; thou4 slanderest thine own mother's son.
These [things] hast thou done,1 and I kept silence;52 thou thoughtest14 that I was altogether2 [such an one] as thyself: [but] I will reprove55 thee, and set [them] in order4 before thine eyes.
Now consider3 this, ye that forget6 God, lest I tear [you] in pieces,4 and [there be] none to deliver.56
Whoso offereth6 praise glorifieth17 me: and to him that ordereth1 [his] conversation [aright] will I shew55 the salvation of God.