[A Psalme of Asaph.]
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The mightie God, euen the Lord hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sunne, vnto the going downe thereof.
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Out of Sion the perfection of beautie, God hath shined.
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Our God shall come, and shall not keepe silence: a fire shall deuoure before him, and it shalbe very tempestuous round about him.
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He shall call to the heauens from aboue, and to the earth, that hee may iudge his people.
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Gather my Saints together vnto mee: those that haue made a couenant with me, by sacrifice.
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And the heauens shall declare his righteousnes;
for God is iudge himselfe.
Selah.
7
Heare, O my people, and I will speake, O Israel, and I will testifie against thee;
I am God, euen thy God.
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I will not reproue thee for thy sacrifices, or thy burnt offerings, to haue bene continually before me.
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I will take no bullocke out of thy house, nor hee goates out of thy folds.
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For euery beast of the forrest is mine, and the cattell vpon a thousand hilles.
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I know all the foules of the mountaines: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
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If I were hungry, I would not tell thee, for the world is mine, and the fulnesse thereof.
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Will I eate the flesh of bulles, or drinke the blood of goats?
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Offer vnto God thankesgiuing, and pay thy vowes vnto the most high.
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And call vpon mee in the day of trouble;
I will deliuer thee, and thou shalt glorifie me.
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But vnto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to doe, to declare my Statutes, or that thou shouldest take my Couenant in thy mouth?
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Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behinde thee.
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When thou sawest a thiefe, then thou consentedst with him, and hast bene partaker with adulterers.
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Thou giuest thy mouth to euill, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
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Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother;
thou slanderest thine owne mothers sonne.
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These things hast thou done, and I kept silence: thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thy selfe: but I will reproue thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
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Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I teare you in pieces, and there be none to deliuer.
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Who so offereth praise, glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conuersation aright, will I shew the saluation of God.