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Commentary On Psalms Volume 5 by Jean Calvin


A Song, of Asaph

1 The God of gods, Jehovah hath spoken, And called the earth From the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

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

3 Come shall our God, and shall not keep silence; A fire before him shall devour, And round about him a tempest shall rage exceedingly.

4 He shall call to the heavens from above, And to the earth, to judge his people.

5 |Gather together to me my meek ones, (will he say), |Those who strike a covenant with me over sacrifices.|

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

7 |Hear, O my people! and I will speak; |O Israel! and I will announce to thee: |God, [even] thy God am I.

8 |Not for thy sacrifices will I reprove thee; |And thy burnt-offerings are before me continually.

9 |I will not take out of thy house a calf, |Nor out of thy folds he-goats:

10 |For mine are all the beasts of the forest, |The cattle upon a thousand hills.

11 |I know all the birds of the mountains; |And the wild beasts of the field are at my command.

12 |If I am hungry, I will not tell thee: |For mine is the world and the fullness thereof.

13 |Will I eat the flesh of bulls, |And the blood of goats will I drink?

14 |Sacrifice unto God praise, |And pay unto the Most High thy vows.

15 |Call upon me in the day of trouble; |I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

16 |But unto the wicked said hath God, |What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, |[Or] that thou shouldest take my covenant into thy lips?

17 |Also thou hatest correction, |And castest my words behind thee.

18 |If thou seest a thief, thou wilt run with him, |And with adulterers is thy portion.

19 |Thy mouth thou puttest forth to evil, |And thy tongue frameth deceit,

20 |Thou wilt sit against thy brother; |Thou wilt speak against the sons of thy mother; |Thou wilt set forth slander.

21 |These things thou hast done, and I kept silence; |Thou thoughtest that I would be like thyself': |I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

22 |Now consider this, ye who forget God, |Lest I seize upon you and there be none to deliver.

23 |He who sacrificeth praise will glorify me: |And he who ordereth his way to him will I show the salvation of God.|

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