11The MightyOne, God, the LORD, has spoken, And summoned the earth2from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Out of Zion, 3the perfection of beauty, God4has shoneforth.
May our God5come and not keepsilence ; 6Firedevoursbefore Him, And it is very7tempestuousaround Him.
He 8summons the heavensabove , And the earth, to judge His people :
5"Gather My 9godlyones to Me, Those who have made a 10covenant with Me by 11sacrifice."
And the 12heavensdeclare His righteousness, For 13GodHimself is judge. aSelah.
"14Hear, O My people, and I will speak ; O Israel, I will testifybagainst you; I am God, 15your God.
"I do 16not reprove you for your sacrifices, And your burntofferings are continuallybefore Me.
"I shall takeno17youngbull out of your house Nor malegoats out of your folds.
"For 18everybeast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousandhills.
"I knowevery19bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is cMine.
12"If I were hungry I would not tell you, For the 20world is Mine, and dall it contains.
"Shall I eat the flesh of e21bulls Or drink the blood of malegoats ?
14"Offer to God22a sacrifice of thanksgiving And 23pay your vows to the MostHigh ;
1524Call upon Me in the day of trouble ; I shall 25rescue you, and you will 26honor Me."
But to the wickedGodsays, "What right have you to tell of My statutes And to take27My covenant in your mouth ?
"For you 28hatediscipline, And you 29cast My wordsbehind you.
18"When you see a thief, you f30are pleased with him, And gyou 31associate with adulterers.
"You h32let your mouthloose in evil And your 33tongueframesdeceit.
"You sit and 34speak against your brother ; You slander your own mother'sson.
21"Thesethings you have done and 35I keptsilence ; You thought that I was just like you; I will 36reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.
22"Nowconsiderthis, you who 37forgetGod, Or I will 38tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.
"He who 39offers a sacrifice of thanksgivinghonors Me; And to him who i40orders his way aright I shall 41show the salvation of God."