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God Himself Is Judge

A Psalm of Asaph.

501oThe Mighty One, God the Lord,

  speaks and summons the earth

  pfrom the rising of the sun to its setting.

Ps. 113:3

Josh. 22:22

2Out of Zion, qthe perfection of beauty,

  rGod shines forth.

Ps. 80:1; 94:1; Deut. 33:2

[Lam. 2:15]; See Ps. 48:2

3Our God comes; he sdoes not keep silence;1

  before him is a devouring tfire,

  around him a mighty tempest.

Ps. 21:9; 97:3; Lev. 10:2; Num. 16:35; Dan. 7:10

[Ex. 19:16]

Or May our God come, and not keep silence

4uHe calls to the heavens above

  and to the earth, that he may judge his people:

Deut. 4:26; 31:28; 32:1; Isa. 1:2; Mic. 6:1

5“Gather to me my faithful ones,

  who made va covenant with me by sacrifice!”

Ex. 24:7; See Gen. 15:9-18

6wThe heavens declare his righteousness,

  for xGod himself is judge!   Selah

Ps. 58:11; 75:7

Ps. 89:5; 97:6; [Rev. 16:5, 7; 19:2]

7y“Hear, O my people, and I will speak;

  O Israel, I will testify against you.

  zI am God, your God.

Ex. 20:2

Ps. 81:8; [Ps. 49:1]

8Not for your sacrifices ado I rebuke you;

  your burnt offerings are continually before me.

See Ps. 40:6

9I will not accept a bull from your house

  or goats from your folds.

10For every beast of the forest is mine,

  the cattle on a thousand hills.

11bI know all the birds of the hills,

  and all that moves in the field is mine.

[Matt. 10:29]

12“If I were hungry, I would not tell you,

  cfor the world and its fullness are mine.

See Ps. 24:1

13Do I eat the flesh of bulls

  or drink the blood of goats?

14dOffer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,2

  and eperform your vows to the Most High,

Ps. 22:25; 61:8; 65:1; 76:11; 116:14, 18; Num. 30:2; Deut. 23:21; Job 22:27; Eccles. 5:4

23; Ps. 27:6; 69:30; 107:22; Heb. 13:15; [Hos. 14:2; Rom. 12:1]

Or Make thanksgiving your sacrifice to God

15and fcall upon me in the day of trouble;

  I will gdeliver you, and you shall hglorify me.”

23; Ps. 22:23

Ps. 91:15

Ps. 81:7; Zech. 13:9; [Ps. 107:6]

16But to the wicked God says:

  “What right have you to recite my statutes

  or take my covenant on your lips?

17iFor you hate discipline,

  jand you cast my words behind you.

1 Kgs. 14:9; Neh. 9:26

[Rom. 2:21]

18If you see a thief, kyou are pleased with him,

  land you keep company with adulterers.

[1 Tim. 5:22]

Rom. 1:32

19“You give your mouth free rein for evil,

  mand your tongue frames deceit.

[Ps. 52:2]

20You sit and speak against your brother;

  you slander your own mother's son.

21These things you have done, and I nhave been silent;

  you thought that I3 was one like yourself.

But now I orebuke you and play the charge before you.

Job 13:18; 23:4

Ps. 90:8; 2 Kgs. 19:4

Eccles. 8:11; Isa. 57:11

Or that the I am

22“Mark this, then, you who qforget God,

  lest I tear you apart, and there be rnone to deliver!

Ps. 7:2

See Ps. 9:17

23The one who soffers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me;

  to one who torders his way rightly

  I will show the usalvation of God!”

Ps. 91:16

[Gal. 6:16]