Asaph speaks of the Second Coming—The Lord accepts the sacrifices of the righteous and will deliver them—Those whose conduct is right will see the salvation of God.
A Psalm of Asaph.
1 The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2 Out of Zion, the aperfection of bbeauty, God hath cshined.
3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a afire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
4 He shall call to the aheavens from above, and to the earth, that he may bjudge his people.
5 Gather my asaints together unto me; those that have made a bcovenant with me by csacrifice.
6 And the heavens shall adeclare his brighteousness: for God is cjudge himself. Selah.
7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am aGod, even thy God.
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the aworld is mine, and the fulness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer unto God athanksgiving; and pay thy bvows unto the most High:
15 And acall upon me in the day of btrouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
16 But unto the wicked God saith, aWhat hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.
19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth adeceit.
20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou aslanderest thine own mother’s son.
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, aand set them in order before thine eyes.
22 Now consider this, ye that aforget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
23 Whoso offereth apraise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.