for the earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains.
A Psalm of David.
The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains,
The world, and those who dwell in it.
“If I were hungry I would not tell you,
For the world is Mine, and all it contains.
Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;
Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.
“Who has given to Me that I should repay him?
Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.
But if anyone says to you, “This is meat sacrificed to idols,” do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for conscience’ sake;
Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.