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1 The Mighty One, God, the Lord,e
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to where it sets.f
God shines forth.i
3 Our God comesj
and will not be silent;k
and around him a tempestn rages.
5 “Gather to me this consecrated people,q
who made a covenantr with me by sacrifice.”
6 And the heavens proclaims his righteousness,
I will testifyu against you, Israel:
I am God, your God.v
8 I bring no chargesw against you concerning your sacrifices
or concerning your burnt offerings,x which are ever before me.
9 I have no need of a bully from your stall
10 for every animal of the forestb is mine,
and the cattle on a thousand hills.c
11 I know every birdd in the mountains,
and the insects in the fieldse are mine.
or drink the blood of goats?
14 “Sacrifice thank offeringsh to God,
“What right have you to recite my laws
17 You hateq my instruction
and cast my words behindr you.
18 When you see a thief, you joins with him;
you throw in your lot with adulterers.t
and harness your tongue to deceit.u
20 You sit and testify against your brotherv
and slander your own mother’s son.
21 When you did these things and I kept silent,w
you thought I was exactlyc like you.
But I now arraignx you
and set my accusationsy before you.
22 “Consider this, you who forget God,z
or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:a
With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text for God himself is judge
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
Or thought the ‘I am’ was
Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; the meaning of the Masoretic Text for this phrase is uncertain.