1 A Psalm of Asaph. The mighty God, the LORD, 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.
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, so that He may judge His people.
5 Gather My saints to Me; and those who cut My covenant by sacrifice.
6 And the heavens shall 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, your God.
8 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices; yea, your burnt offerings [are] continually before Me.
9 I will take no bull out of your house, [nor] he-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 pay 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] to you, to declare My statutes, and to take up My covenant in your mouth?
17 Yea, you hate to be taught, and you toss My words behind you.
18 When you saw a thief, then you were pleased to be with him, and you [have taken] part with adulterers.
19 You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.
20 You sit; you speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.
21 These [things] you have done, and I have kept silence; you thought [that] I was like yourself, [but] I will rebuke you, and set in order before your eyes.
22 Now think of this, you who forget God, lest I tear [you] in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
23 Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and he who sets a way, I will show him the salvation of God.