The majesty of God in the church: his command to gather his saints. God delighteth not in sacrifice, but in a pious heart. The hypocrite rebuked: salvation promised to the upright.
0 A Psalm aof Asaph.
1 The 1mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called 2the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2 Out of Zion, 1the perfection of beauty, 2God hath shined.
3 Our 1God shall come, and shall not keep silence: 2a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
4 He 1shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may 2judge his people.
5 1Gather my saints together unto me; those that 2have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
6 And 1the heavens shall declare his righteousness: 2for God is judge himself. Selah.
7 1Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
8 I 1will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
9 I 1will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11 I 1know all the fowls of the mountains: and 2the wild beasts of the field are amine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: 1for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14 1Offer unto God thanksgiving; and 2pay thy vows unto the most High:
15 And 1call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt 2glorify me.
16 But unto the wicked God saith, 1What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
17 Seeing 1thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
18 When thou sawest a thief, then 1thou consentedst with him, and ahast been partaker with adulterers.
19 Thou agivest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
20 Thou 1sittest and 2speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.
21 These things hast thou done, and I 1kept silence; thou 2thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I 3will reprove thee, and 4set them in order before thine eyes.
22 Now consider this, ye that 1forget God, lest I 2tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
23 1Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him athat ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the 2salvation of God.