The Mighty One, God, the LORD,1 speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets.2
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From Zion,3 perfect in beauty,4 God shines forth.5
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Our God comes6 and will not be silent;7 a fire devours8 before him,9 and around him a tempest10 rages.
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He summons the heavens above, and the earth,11 that he may judge his people:12
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"Gather to me this consecrated people,13 who made a covenant14 with me by sacrifice."
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And the heavens proclaim15 his righteousness, for he is a God of justice. 16
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"Listen, my people, and I will speak; I will testify17 against you, Israel: I am God, your God.18
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I bring no charges19 against you concerning your sacrifices or concerning your burnt offerings,20 which are ever before me.
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I have no need of a bull21 from your stall or of goats22 from your pens,23
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for every animal of the forest24 is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.25
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I know every bird26 in the mountains, and the creatures of the field27 are mine.
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If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world28 is mine, and all that is in it.29
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Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?
"Sacrifice thank offerings30 to God, fulfill your vows31 to the Most High,32
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and call33 on me in the day of trouble;34 I will deliver35 you, and you will honor36 me."
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But to the wicked, God says: "What right have you to recite my laws or take my covenant37 on your lips?38
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You hate39 my instruction and cast my words behind40 you.
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When you see thieves, you join41 with them; you throw in your lot with adulterers.42
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You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.43
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You sit and testify against your brother44 and slander your own mother's son.
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When you did these things and I kept silent,45 you thought I was exactly like you. But I now arraign46 you and set my accusations47 before you.
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"Consider this, you who forget God,48 or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue:49
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Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blameless I will show my salvation.50"
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