| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|God the Judge of the Righteous and the Wicked|
|A Psalm of Asaph.|
| ||THE MIGHTY ONE, God, Jehovah, hath spoken,|
And called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
| ||Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,|
God hath shined forth.
| ||Our God cometh, and doth not keep silence:|
A fire devoureth before him,
And it is very tempestuous round about him.
| ||He calleth to the heavens above,|
And the earth, that he may judge his people:
| ||Gather my saints together unto me,|
Those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
| ||And the heavens shall 1 declare his righteousness;|
For God is judge himself. [Selah
| ||Hear, O my people, and I will speak;|
O Israel, and I will testify unto 2 thee:
I am God, even thy God.
| ||I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices;|
And 3 thy burnt-offerings are continually before me.
| ||I will take no bullock out of thy house,|
Nor he-goats out of thy folds.
| ||For every beast of the forest is mine,|
And the cattle upon 4 a thousand hills.
| ||I know all the birds of the mountains;|
And the wild beasts of the field are mine. 5
| ||If I were hungry, I would not tell thee;|
For the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
| ||Will I eat the flesh of bulls,|
Or drink the blood of goats?
| ||Offer unto God the sacrifice of thanksgiving;|
And pay thy vows unto the Most High;
| ||And call upon me in the day of trouble:|
I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
| ||But unto the wicked God saith,|
What hast thou to do to declare my statutes,
And that thou hast taken my covenant in thy mouth,
| ||Seeing that thou hatest instruction, 6|
And castest my words behind thee?
| ||When thou sawest a thief, thou consentedst with him,|
And hast 7 been partaker with adulterers.
| ||Thou givest thy mouth to evil,|
And thy tongue frameth deceit.
| ||Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother;|
Thou slanderest 8 thine own mothers son.
| ||These things hast thou done, and I kept silence;|
Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself:
But I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
| ||Now consider this, ye that forget God,|
Lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver:
| ||Whoso offereth the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifieth me;|
And to 9 him that ordereth his way aright
Will I show the salvation of God.