God As Judge

1 A psalm by Asaph. El, God, the Lord speaks, and summons the earth to come from the east and west.

1 A Psalm of (a)Asaph.(A)The Mighty One, God, the Lord, has spoken,And summoned the earth (B)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 God, the LORD, has spoken. He has summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting place.

2 From Zion, the most beautiful of all places, God comes in splendor.

2 Out of Zion, (C)the perfection of beauty,God (D)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 From Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined forth.

3 Our God approaches and is not silent; consuming fire goes ahead of him and all around him a storm rages.

3 May our God (E)come and not keep silence;(F)Fire devours before Him,And it is very (G)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 has appeared and he has not been silent; a devouring fire blazed before him, and a mighty storm swirled around him.

4 He summons the heavens above, as well as the earth, so that he might judge his people.

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

5 He says: "Assemble my covenant people before me, those who ratified a covenant with me by sacrifice!"

5 “Gather My (I)godly ones to Me,Those who have made a (J)covenant with Me by (K)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 "Assemble before me, my saints, who have entered into my covenant by sacrifice."

6 The heavens declare his fairness, for God is judge. (Selah)

6 And the (L)heavens declare His righteousness,For (M)God Himself is judge. (b)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 The heavens revealed his justice, for God is himself the judge. Interlude

7 He says: "Listen my people! I am speaking! Listen Israel! I am accusing you! I am God, your God!

7 (N)Hear, O My people, and I will speak;O Israel, I will testify (c)against you;I am God, (O)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 "Listen, my people, for I am making a pronouncement: Israel, I, God, your God, am testifying against you.

8 I am not condemning you because of your sacrifices, or because of your burnt sacrifices that you continually offer me.

8 “I do (P)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 rebuke you because of your sacrifices; indeed, your burnt offerings are continuously before me.

9 I do not need to take a bull from your household or goats from your sheepfolds.

9 “I shall take no (Q)young bull out of your houseNor 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 no longer accept a sacrificial bull from your household; nor goats from your pens.

10 For every wild animal in the forest belongs to me, as well as the cattle that graze on a thousand hills.

10 “For (R)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 Indeed, every animal of the forest is mine, even the cattle on a thousand hills.

11 I keep track of every bird in the hills, and the insects of the field are mine.

11 “I know every (S)bird of the mountains,And everything that moves in the field is (d)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 all the birds in the mountains; indeed, everything that moves in the field is mine.

12 Even if I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and all it contains belong to me.

12 “If I were hungry I would not tell you,For the (T)world is Mine, and (e)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 is mine along with everything in it.

13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls? Do I drink the blood of goats?

13 “Shall I eat the flesh of (f)(U)bullsOr 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 Why should I eat the flesh of oxen or drink the blood of goats?

14 Present to God a thank-offering! Repay your vows to the sovereign One!

14 “Offer to God (V)a sacrifice of thanksgivingAnd (W)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 a thanksgiving praise; pay your vows to the Most High.

15 Pray to me when you are in trouble! I will deliver you, and you will honor me!"

15 (X)Call upon Me in the day of trouble;I shall (Y)rescue you, and you will (Z)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 Call on me in the day of distress; I will deliver you, and you will glorify me."

16 God says this to the evildoer: "How can you declare my commands, and talk about my covenant?

16 But to the wicked God says,“What right have you to tell of My statutesAnd to take (AA)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 As for the wicked, God says, "How dare you recite my statutes or speak about my covenant with your lips!

17 For you hate instruction and reject my words.

17 “For you (AB)hate discipline,And you (AC)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 You hate instruction and toss my words behind you.

18 When you see a thief, you join him; you associate with men who are unfaithful to their wives.

18 “When you see a thief, you (g)(AD)are pleased with him,And (h)you (AE)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 befriend him, and you keep company with adulterers.

19 You do damage with words, and use your tongue to deceive.

19 “You (i)(AF)let your mouth loose in evilAnd your (AG)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 free reign for evil, and your tongue devises deceit.

20 You plot against your brother; you slander your own brother.

20 “You sit and (AH)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 When you did these things, I was silent, so you thought I was exactly like you. But now I will condemn you and state my case against you!

21 “These things you have done and (AI)I kept silence;You thought that I was just like you;I will (AJ)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 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."

22 Carefully consider this, you who reject God! Otherwise I will rip you to shreds and no one will be able to rescue you.

22 “Now consider this, you who (AK)forget God,Or I will (AL)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 Consider this, you who have forgotten God Otherwise, I will tear you in pieces and there will be no deliverer:

23 Whoever presents a thank-offering honors me. To whoever obeys my commands, I will reveal my power to deliver."

23 “He who (AM)offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me;And to him who (j)(AN)orders his way arightI shall (AO)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 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.

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