God the Judge of the Righteous and the Wicked.
A Psalm of Asaph. F450
1 The R1496 Mighty One, God, the LORD, has spoken,
And summoned the earth from R1497 the rising of the sun to its setting.
2 Out of Zion, the R1498 perfection of beauty,
God has R1499 shone forth.
3 May our God come R1500 and not keep silence;
Fire R1501 devours before Him,
And it is very tempestuous R1502 around Him.
4 He summons R1503 the heavens above,
And the earth, to judge His people:
5 "Gather My godly R1504 ones to Me,
Those who have made a covenant R1505 with Me by sacrifice." R1506
6 And the heavens R1507 declare His righteousness,
For God R1508 Himself is judge. Selah. F451
7 "Hear, R1509 O My people, and I will speak;
O Israel, I will testify against F452 you;
I am God, your R1510 God.
8 "I do not R1511 reprove you for your sacrifices,
And your burnt offerings are continually before Me.
9 "I shall take no young R1512 bull out of your house
Nor male goats out of your folds.
10 "For every R1513 beast of the forest is Mine,
The cattle on a thousand hills.
11 "I know every bird R1514 of the mountains,
And everything that moves in the field is Mine. F453
12 "If I were hungry I would not tell you,
For the world R1515 is Mine, and all F454 it contains.
13 "Shall I eat the flesh of bulls R1516 F455
Or drink the blood of male goats?
14 "Offer to God a R1517 sacrifice of thanksgiving
And pay R1518 your vows to the Most High;
15 Call R1519 upon Me in the day of trouble;
I shall rescue R1520 you, and you will honor R1521 Me."
16 But to the wicked God says,
"What right have you to tell of My statutes
And to take My R1522 covenant in your mouth?
17 "For you hate R1523 discipline,
And you cast R1524 My words behind you.
18 "When you see a thief, you are R1525 F456 pleased with him,
And you F457 associate R1526 with adulterers.
19 "You let R1527 F458 your mouth loose in evil
And your tongue R1528 frames deceit.
20 "You sit and speak R1529 against your brother;
You slander your own mother's son.
21 "These things you have done and I R1530 kept silence;
You thought that I was just like you;
I will reprove R1531 you and state the case in order before your eyes.
22 "Now consider this, you who forget R1532 God,
Or I will tear R1533 you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.
23 "He who offers R1534 a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me;
And to him who orders R1535 F459 his way aright
I shall show R1536 the salvation of God."
F450: Lit upon; some mss and the Greek read forever
F451: Lit open up
F452: Lit supplanters
F453: Lit their
F454: Or see corruption or the pit
F455: Some versions read graves are their houses
F456: Lit honor
F457: Or animals
F458: Lit are destroyed
F459: Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
R1496: Joshua 22:22
R1497: Psalms 113:3
R1498: Psalms 48:2; Lamentations 2:15
R1499: Deuteronomy 33:2; Psalms 80:1; 94:1
R1500: Psalms 96:13
R1501: Leviticus 10:2; Numbers 16:35; Psalms 97:3; Daniel 7:10
R1502: Psalms 18:12,13
R1503: Deuteronomy 4:26; 31:28; 32:1; Isaiah 1:2
R1504: Psalms 30:4; 37:28; 52:9
R1505: Exodus 24:7; 2 Chronicles 6:11; Psalms 25:10
R1506: Psalms 50:8
R1507: Psalms 89:5; 97:6
R1508: Psalms 75:7; 96:13
R1509: Psalms 49:1; 81:8
R1510: Exodus 20:2; Psalms 48:14
R1511: Psalms 40:6; 51:16; Isaiah 1:11; Hosea 6:6
R1512: Psalms 69:31
R1513: Psalms 104:24
R1514: Matthew 6:26
R1515: Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 10:14; Psalms 24:1; 1 Corinthians 10:26
R1516: Psalms 50:9
R1517: Psalms 27:6; 69:30; 107:22; 116:17; Hosea 14:2; Romans 12:1; Hebrews 13:15
R1518: Numbers 30:2; Deuteronomy 23:21; Psalms 22:25; 56:12; 61:8; 65:1; 76:11
R1519: Psalms 91:15; 107:6,13; Zechariah 13:9
R1520: Psalms 81:7
R1521: Psalms 22:23
R1522: Isaiah 29:13
R1523: Proverbs 5:12; 12:1; Romans 2:21,22
R1524: 1 Kings 14:9; Nehemiah 9:26
R1525: Romans 1:32
R1526: 1 Timothy 5:22
R1527: Psalms 10:7
R1528: Psalms 36:3; 52:2
R1529: Job 1:19:18; Matthew 10:21
R1530: Ecclesiastes 8:11; Isaiah 42:14; 57:11
R1531: Psalms 90:8
R1532: Job 1:8:13; Psalms 9:17
R1533: Psalms 7:2
R1534: Psalms 50:14
R1535: Psalms 85:13
R1536: Psalms 91:16