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