God As Judge

1 God, the LORD, has spoken. He has summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting place.

1 The Mighty One, God, the LORD, has spoken, And summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

1 {A Psalm of Asaph.} The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

1 A psalm of Asaph.(A)Yahweh, the God of gods(a) speaks;He summons the earth from east to west.(b)(B)

1 The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and calls the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

2 From Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined forth.

2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth.

2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

2 From Zion, the perfection of beauty,God appears in radiance.(c)(C)

2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.

3 Our God has appeared and he has not been silent; a devouring fire blazed before him, and a mighty storm swirled around him.

3 May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, And it is very tempestuous around Him.

3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

3 Our God is coming; He will not be silent!Devouring fire precedes Him,and a storm rages around Him.(D)

3 Our God comes and does not keep silence; a fire devours before Him, and round about Him a mighty tempest rages.

4 He summoned the heavens above and the earth below, to sit in judgment on his people.

4 He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people:

4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

4 On high, He summons heaven and earthin order to judge His people.(E)

4 He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that He may judge His people:

5 "Assemble before me, my saints, who have entered into my covenant by sacrifice."

5 "Gather My godly ones to Me, Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."

5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

5 “Gather My faithful ones to Me,those who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”(F)

5 Gather together to Me My saints [those who have found grace in My sight], those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.

6 The heavens revealed his justice, for God is himself the judge. Interlude

6 And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is judge. Selah.

6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.

6 The heavens proclaim His righteousness,(G)for God is the Judge.(H)Selah

6 And the heavens declare His righteousness (rightness and justice), for God, He is judge. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

7 "Listen, my people, for I am making a pronouncement: Israel, I, God, your God, am testifying against you.

7 "Hear, O My people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you; I am God, your God.

7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.

7 “Listen, My people, and I will speak;I will testify against you, Israel.I am God, your God.(I)

7 Hear, O My people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify to you and against you: I am God, your God.

8 I do not rebuke you because of your sacrifices; indeed, your burnt offerings are continuously before me.

8 "I do not reprove you for your sacrifices, And your burnt offerings are continually before Me.

8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

8 I do not rebuke you for your sacrificesor for your burnt offerings,which are continually before Me.(J)

8 I do not reprove you for your sacrifices; your burnt offerings are continually before Me.

9 I will no longer accept a sacrificial bull from your household; nor goats from your pens.

9 "I shall take no young bull out of your house Nor male goats out of your folds.

9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.

9 I will not accept a bull from your householdor male goats from your pens,(K)

9 I will accept no bull from your house nor he-goat out of your folds.

10 Indeed, every animal of the forest is mine, even the cattle on a thousand hills.

10 "For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills.

10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

10 for every animal of the forest is Mine,the cattle on a thousand hills.

10 For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills or upon the mountains where thousands are.

11 I know all the birds in the mountains; indeed, everything that moves in the field is mine.

11 "I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.

11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

11 I know every bird of the mountains,(d)and the creatures of the field are Mine.(L)

11 I know and am acquainted with all the birds of the mountains, and the wild animals of the field are Mine and are with Me, in My mind.

12 "If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is mine along with everything in it.

12 "If I were hungry I would not tell you, For the world is Mine, and all it contains.

12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you,for the world and everything in it is Mine.(M)

12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are Mine.

13 Why should I eat the flesh of oxen or drink the blood of goats?

13 "Shall I eat the flesh of bulls Or drink the blood of male goats?

13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?

13 Do I eat the flesh of bullsor drink the blood of goats?(N)

13 Shall I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?

14 Offer to God a thanksgiving praise; pay your vows to the Most High.

14 "Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving And pay your vows to the Most High;

14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

14 Sacrifice a thank offering to God,(O)and pay your vows to the Most High.(P)

14 Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High,

15 Call on me in the day of distress; I will deliver you, and you will glorify me."

15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me."

15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

15 Call on Me in a day of trouble;I will rescue you, and you will honor Me.”(Q)

15 And call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor and glorify Me.

16 As for the wicked, God says, "How dare you recite my statutes or speak about my covenant with your lips!

16 But to the wicked God says, "What right have you to tell of My statutes And to take My covenant in your mouth?

16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

16 But God says to the wicked:“What right do you have to recite My statutesand to take My covenant on your lips?(R)

16 But to the wicked, God says: What right have you to recite My statutes or take My covenant or pledge on your lips,

17 You hate instruction and toss my words behind you.

17 "For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you.

17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

17 You hate instructionand turn your back on My words.(e)(S)

17 Seeing that you hate instruction and correction and cast My words behind you [discarding them]?

18 When you see a thief, you befriend him, and you keep company with adulterers.

18 "When you see a thief, you are pleased with him, And you associate with adulterers.

18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.

18 When you see a thief,you make friends with him,and you associate with adulterers.(T)

18 When you see a thief, you associate with him, and you have taken part with adulterers.

19 You give your mouth free reign for evil, and your tongue devises deceit.

19 "You let your mouth loose in evil And your tongue frames deceit.

19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

19 You unleash your mouth for eviland harness your tongue for deceit.(U)

19 You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.

20 You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.

20 "You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother's son.

20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.

20 You sit, maligning your brother,slandering your mother’s son.(V)

20 You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.

21 These things you did, and I kept silent, because you assumed that I was like you. But now I am going to rebuke you, and I will set forth my case before your very own eyes."

21 "These things you have done and I kept silence; You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.

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, and set them in order before thine eyes.

21 You have done these things, and I kept silent;you thought I was just like you.(W)But I will rebuke youand lay out the case before you.(f)(X)

21 These things you have done and I kept silent; you thought I was once entirely like you. But [now] I will reprove you and put [the charge] in order before your eyes.

22 Consider this, you who have forgotten God Otherwise, I will tear you in pieces and there will be no deliverer:

22 "Now consider this, you who forget God, Or I will tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.

22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

22 “Understand this, you who forget God,or I will tear you apart,and there will be no one to rescue you.(Y)

22 Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

23 Whoever offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies me, and I will reveal the salvation of God to whomever continues in my way." To the Director: A Davidic Psalm. When the prophet Nathan came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

23 "He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God."

23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.

23 Whoever sacrifices a thank offering honors Me,and whoever orders his conduct,I will show him the salvation of God.”(Z)

23 He who brings an offering of praise and thanksgiving honors and glorifies Me; and he who orders his way aright [who prepares the way that I may show him], to him I will demonstrate the salvation of God.

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