Brenton(i) 1 (49:1) A Psalm for Asaph. The God of gods, the Lord, has spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun to the going down thereof. 2 (49:2) Out of Sion comes the excellence of his beauty. 3 (49:3) God, our God, shall come manifestly, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall be kindled before him, and round about him there shall be a very great tempest. 4 (49:4) He shall summon the heaven above, and the earth, that he may judge his people. 5 (49:5) Assemble ye his saints to him, those that have engaged in a covenant with him upon sacrifices. 6 (49:6) And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge. Pause. 7 (49:7) Hear, my people, and I will speak to thee, O Israel: and I will testify to thee: I am God, thy God. 8 (49:8) I will not reprove thee on account of thy sacrifices; for thy whole-burnt-offerings are before me continually. 9 (49:9) I will take no bullocks out of thine house, nor he-goats out of thy flocks. 10 (49:10) For all the wild beasts of the thicket are mine, the cattle on the mountains, and oxen. 11 (49:11) I know all the birds of the sky; and the beauty of the field is mine. 12 (49:12) If I should be hungry, I will not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fullness of it. 13 (49:13) Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats? 14 (49:14) Offer to God the sacrifice of praise; and pay thy vows to the Most High. 15 (49:15) And call upon me in the day of affliction; and I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. Pause. 16 (49:16) But to the sinner God has said, Why dost thou declare my ordinances, and take up my covenant in thy mouth? 17 (49:17) Whereas thou hast hated instruction, and hast cast my words behind thee. 18 (49:18) If thou sawest a thief, thou rannest along with him, and hast cast in thy lot with adulterers. 19 (49:19) Thy mouth has multiplied wickedness, and thy tongue has framed deceit. 20 (49:20) Thou didst sit and speak against thy brother, and didst scandalize thy mother's son. 21 (49:21) These things thou didst, and I kept silence: thou thoughtest wickedly that I should be like thee, but I will reprove thee, and set thine offences before thee. 22 (49:22) Now consider these things, ye that forget God, lest he rend you, and there is no deliverer. 23 (49:23) The sacrifice of praise will glorify me: and that is the way wherein I will shew to him the salvation of God.