"Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; and let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distil as the dew, as the gentle rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb.
For I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Ascribe greatness to our God!
"The Rock, his work is perfect; for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and right is he.
They have dealt corruptly with him, they are no longer his children because of their blemish; they are a perverse and crooked generation.
Do you thus requite the LORD, you foolish and senseless people? Is not he your father, who created you, who made you and established you?
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)