1 «A Psalm ofWho was either the author, or a chief singer, to whom it was committed.Asaph.» The mighty God, [even] the LORD, hath spoken, and called theTo plead against his deceitful people before heaven and earth.earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2 Out of Zion, theBecause God had chosen it to have his Name there called on and also his image shines there in the doctrine of the law.perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: aAs when God gave his law in mount Sinai he appeared terrible with thunder and tempest, so will he appear terrible to take account for the keeping of it.fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and toAs witnessing against the hypocrites.the earth, that he may judge his people.
5 Gather myGod in respect to his elect calls the whole body holy, saints and his people.saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me byWho should know that sacrifices are sealed by the covenant between God and his people, and not set religion in it.sacrifice.
6 And the heauens shall declare his righteousnes: for God is iudge himselfe. Selah.
7 Heare, O my people, and I wil speake: heare, O Israel, and I wil testifie vnto thee: for I am God, euen thy God.
8 I will notFor I pass not for sacrifices unless the true use is there, which is to confirm your faith.reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, [to have been] continually before me.
9 I will take no bullocke out of thine house, nor goates out of thy foldes.
10 Though he delighted in sacrifice, yet he had no need for man's help in it.For every beast of the forest [is] mine, [and] the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11 I knowe all the foules on the mountaines: and the wilde beastes of the fielde are mine.
12 If I bee hungry, I will not tell thee: for the world is mine, and all that therein is.
13 Though man's life for the infirmity of it has need of food, yet God whose life quickens all the world, has no need of such means.Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; andShow yourself mindful of God's benefits by thanksgiving.pay thy vows unto the most High:
15 And call vpon me in the day of trouble: so will I deliuer thee, and thou shalt glorifie me.
16 But unto the wicked God saith,Why do you pretend to be of my people and talk of my covenant, seeing that you are a hypocrite?What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or [that] thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
17 Seeing thou hatestTo live according to my word.instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
18 When thou sawest a thief, thenHe shows what the fruits of them who contemn God's word are.thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.
19 Thou giuest thy mouth to euill, and with thy tongue thou forgest deceit.
20 ThouHe notes the cruelty of hypocrites who in their talk or judgment do not spare their own mother's sons.sittest [and] speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.
21 These [things] hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether [such an one] as thyself: [but] I will reprove thee, andI will write all your wicked deeds in a roll, and make you read and acknowledge them, whether you will or not.set [them] in order before thine eyes.
22 Oh cosider this, ye that forget God, least I teare you in pieces, & there be none that can deliuer you.
23 Whoso offerethUnder which is contained faith and invocation.praise glorifieth me: and to him thatAs God has appointed.ordereth [his] conversation [aright] will IThat is, declare myself to be his Saviour.shew the salvation of God.