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