1: The Mighty One, God, Yahweh, speaks, and calls the earth from sunrise to sunset.
2: Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.
3: Our God comes, and does not keep silent. A fire devours before him. It is very stormy around him.
4: He calls to the heavens above, to the earth, that he may judge his people:
5: "Gather my saints together to me, those who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice."
6: The heavens shall declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge. Selah.
7: "Hear, my people, and I will speak; Israel, and I will testify against you. I am God, your God.
8: I don't rebuke you for your sacrifices. Your burnt offerings are continually before me.
9: I have no need for a bull from your stall, nor male goats from your pens.
10: For every animal of the forest is mine, and the livestock on a thousand hills.
11: I know all the birds of the mountains. The wild animals of the field are mine.
12: If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it.
13: Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14: Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving. Pay your vows to the Most High.
15: Call on me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you, and you will honor me."
16: But to the wicked God says, "What right do you have to declare my statutes, that you have taken my covenant on your lips,
17: since you hate instruction, and throw my words behind you?
18: When you saw a thief, you consented with him, and have participated with adulterers.
19: "You give your mouth to evil. Your tongue frames deceit.
20: You sit and speak against your brother. You slander your own mother's son.
21: You have done these things, and I kept silent. You thought that I was just like you. I will rebuke you, and accuse you in front of your eyes.
22: "Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you into pieces, and there be none to deliver.
23: Whoever offers the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies me, and prepares his way so that I will show God's salvation to him." Psalm 51 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.