1 The mighty God,
even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising
of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall
devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about
4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth,
that he may judge his people.
5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a
covenant with me by sacrifice.
6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is
judge himself. Selah.
7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will
testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings,
to have been continually before me.
9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out
of thy folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon
a thousand hills.
11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts
of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is
mine, and the fulness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee,
and thou shalt glorify me.
16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare
my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy
17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind
18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him,
and hast been partaker with adulterers.
19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest
thine own mother's son.
21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest
that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove
thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in
pieces, and there be none to deliver.
23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth
his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.