1The Mighty One, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth 2from the rising of the sun to its setting.
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Out of Zion, 3the perfection of beauty, 4God shines forth.
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Our God comes; he 5does not keep silence; before him is a devouring 6fire, around him a mighty tempest.
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7He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
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"Gather to me my faithful ones, who made 8a covenant with me by sacrifice!"
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9The heavens declare his righteousness, for 10God himself is judge! Selah
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11"Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you. 12I am God, your God.
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Not for your sacrifices 13do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me.
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I will not accept a bull from your house or goats from your folds.
For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.
14I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine.
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"If I were hungry, I would not tell you, 15for the world and its fullness are mine.
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Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?
16Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and 17perform your vows to the Most High,
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and 18call upon me in the day of trouble; I will 19deliver you, and you shall 20glorify me."
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But to the wicked God says: "What right have you to recite my statutes or take my covenant on your lips?
21For you hate discipline, 22and you cast my words behind you.
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If you see a thief, 23you are pleased with him, 24and you keep company with adulterers.
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"You give your mouth free rein for evil, 25and your tongue frames deceit.
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You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.
These things you have done, and I 26have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I 27rebuke you and 28lay the charge before you.
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"Mark this, then, you who 29forget God, lest I tear you apart, and there be 30none to deliver!
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The one who 31offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who 32orders his way rightly I will show the 33salvation of God!"
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