1 The God of GOD's, the LORD doth speak,
and to the earth proclaim;
Ev'n from the rising of the sun
to setting of the same.
2 From out of Zion's sacred hill,
which, by his dwelling there,
Of beauty the perfection is,
GOD shining doth appear.
3 Behold our God in glory comes,
nor silent in the skies;
Before Him goes devouring fire,
great* storms around him rise.
4 To heav'n He calls out from on high,
and to the earth below,
That all his equal judgment may
on his own people know.
5 Gather to me, says he, my saints,
bring them before mine eyes;
Who have a covenant confirm'd,
with me by sacrifice.
6 And now the heav'ns most clearly shall
his righteousness make known;
Because the might GOD Himself,
is sov'reign judge alone. (Selah)
7 Hear O my people Israel!
and I will speak on high;
Yea I will testify to thee,
that GOD, thy God, am I.
8 For what of sacrifices I
will find no fault with thee,
Or that burnt off'rings have not been,
continually with me.
9 I'll take no bullocks from thy stalls,
nor goats from folds of thine:
10 For forrest-beasts and cattle on
a thousand hills are mine.
11 The fowls that on the mountains fly,
are all to me well known;
And all wild beasts which range the fields,
are with me as my own.
12 If hunger ever could me seize,
I would not tell it thee;
For the whole world and fulness of
the whole belong to me.
13 Or eat the flesh of beeves, or drink
the blood of goats shall I?
14 Thanks offer thou to GOD, and pay
thy vows to the most high.
15 And in the day of thy distress,
confiding, to me cry;
And I'll deliver thee, and then
thou shalt me glorify.
16 But to the wicked GOD doth say;
"how dar'st thou to proclaim
My statutes? or with thy vile mouth
my covenant to name?
17 Whereas thou hatest discipline,
nor wilt instructed be;
And all my words, as nothing worth,
thou castest off from thee.
18 When thou dost see a thief, with him
thou joinest with thy heart;
Yea with unclean adulterers
thou a partaker art.
19 Thy mouth to evil thou dost give,
thy tongue deceit to frame,
20 Against thy brother sit and speak,
thy mother's son defame.
21 These things thou didst: I silent was:
and thou didst me surmise
Quite like thy self; I'll thee reprove,
and rank them in thine eyes.
22 O now consider this, all ye
who God forgotten have;
Lest I should you in pieces tare,
and there be none to save.
23 But he whose sacrifice is praise,
great glory yields to me;
And he who orders right his way
shall GOD's salvation see.