"1Giveear, O heavens, and let me speak ; And let the earthhear the words of my mouth.
"2Let my teachingdrop as the rain, My speechdistill as the dew, 3As the droplets on the freshgrass And as the showers on the herb.
"4For I proclaim the name of the LORD ; 5Ascribegreatness to our God !
"6The Rock ! His work is perfect, 7For all His ways are ajust ; 8A God of faithfulness and withoutinjustice, Righteous and upright is He.
"b9They have actedcorruptly toward Him, They are not His children, because of their defect ; 10But are a perverse and crookedgeneration.
"Do you thus11repay the LORD, 12O foolish and unwisepeople ? 13Is not He your Father who has bought you? 14He has made you and established you.
7"Remember the days of old, Consider the years of allgenerations. 15Ask your father, and he will inform you, Your elders, and they will tell you.
"16When the MostHighgave the nations their inheritance, When He separated the sons of cman, He set the boundaries of the peoples17According to the number of the sons of Israel.
"18For the LORD'Sportion is His people ; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.
"19He found him in a desertland, And in the howlingwaste of a wilderness ; He encircled him, He cared for him, He guarded him as 20the pupil of His eye.
"21Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, That hoversover its young, 22He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions.
"23The LORDaloneguided him, 24And there was noforeigngod with him.
"25He made him ride on the highplaces of the earth, And he ate the produce of the field ; 26And He made him suckhoney from the rock, And 27oil from the flintyrock,
14Curds of cows, and milk of the flock, With fat of lambs, And rams, the breed of Bashan, and goats, 28With the finest of the wheat - And of the 29blood of grapes you drankwine.
"30But dJeshurungrewfat and kicked - You are grownfat, thick, and sleek - 31Then he forsookGod32who made him, And scorned33the Rock of his salvation.