A Psalm of Asaph.
1The God of gods — Jehovah — hath spoken, And He calleth to the earth From the rising of the sun unto its going in.
2From Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shone.
3Our God cometh, and is not silent, Fire before Him doth devour, And round about him it hath been very tempestuous.
4He doth call unto the heavens from above, And unto the earth, to judge His people.
5Gather ye to Me My saints, Making covenant with Me over a sacrifice.
6And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself [is] judge. Selah.
7Hear, O My people, and I speak, O Israel, and I testify against thee, God, thy God [am] I.
8Not for thy sacrifices do I reprove thee, Yea, thy burnt-offerings [Are] before Me continually.
9I take not from thy house a bullock, From thy folds he goats.
10For Mine [is] every beast of the forest, The cattle on the hills of oxen.
11I have known every fowl of the mountains, And the wild beast of the field [is] with Me.
12If I am hungry I tell not to thee, For Mine [is] the world and its fulness.
13Do I eat the flesh of bulls, And drink the blood of he-goats?
14Sacrifice to God confession, And complete to the Most High thy vows.
15And call Me in a day of adversity, I deliver thee, and thou honourest Me.
16And to the wicked hath God said: What to thee — to recount My statutes? That thou liftest up My covenant on thy mouth?
17Yea, thou hast hated instruction, And dost cast My words behind thee.
18If thou hast seen a thief, Then thou art pleased with him, And with adulterers [is] thy portion.
19Thy mouth thou hast sent forth with evil, And thy tongue joineth deceit together,
20Thou sittest, against thy brother thou speakest, Against a son of thy mother givest slander.
21These thou didst, and I kept silent, Thou hast thought that I am like thee, I reprove thee, and set in array before thine eyes.
22Understand this, I pray you, Ye who are forgetting God, Lest I tear, and there is no deliverer.
23He who is sacrificing praise honoureth Me, As to him who maketh a way, I cause him to look on the salvation of God!