Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
May my teaching drop like the rain, my speech condense like the dew; like gentle rain on grass, like showers on new growth.
For I will proclaim the name of the Lord; ascribe greatness to our God!
The Rock, his work is perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God, without deceit, just and upright is he;
yet his degenerate children have dealt falsely with him, a a perverse and crooked generation.
Do you thus repay the Lord, O foolish and senseless people? Is not he your father, who created you, who made you and established you?
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