The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord's throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; his eyes examine all people.
In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried out to my God. From his heavenly temple he heard my voice; he listened to my cry for help.
This is what the Lord says: "The heavens are my throne and the earth is my footstool. Where then is the house you will build for me? Where is the place where I will rest?
But the Lord is in his majestic palace. The whole earth is speechless in his presence!"
But I say to you, do not take oaths at all -- not by heaven, because it is the throne of God,
Heaven is my throne, and earth is the footstool for my feet. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is my resting place?
Immediately I was in the Spirit, and a throne was standing in heaven with someone seated on it!
Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
For I have not lived in a house from the time I brought Israel up from Egypt to the present day. I have lived in a tent that has been in various places.
Certainly the Lord watches the whole earth carefully and is ready to strengthen those who are devoted to him. You have acted foolishly in this matter; from now on you will have war.
Sing praises to the Lord, who rules in Zion! Tell the nations what he has done!
The Lord pays attention to the godly and hears their cry for help.
He rules by his power forever; he watches the nations. Stubborn rebels should not exalt themselves. (Selah)
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on those who are evil and those who are good.
I, the Lord, probe into people's minds. I examine people's hearts. I deal with each person according to how he has behaved. I give them what they deserve based on what they have done.
"Do you really think anyone can hide himself where I cannot see him?" the Lord asks. "Do you not know that I am everywhere?" the Lord asks.
Listen, all you nations! Pay attention, all inhabitants of earth! The sovereign Lord will testify against you; the Lord will accuse you from his majestic palace.
Be silent in the Lord's presence, all people everywhere, for he is being moved to action in his holy dwelling place.
He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, and as a result he takes his seat in God's temple, displaying himself as God.