Asaph wrote this psalm.
God is our
He is calling everybody on the earth,
from where the sun rises in the east,
to where it goes down in the west.
that most beautiful place.
and he does not come quietly!
A fire burns up everything that is in front of him.
There is a great storm all round him.
and to the earth below.
They must watch while he
They are the people who offered
to agree our
and God himself is the
and I will speak to you.
I have something to say against you, Israel.
I am God, your God.
but that is not why I speak against you.
or goats from your fields.
All the cows on a thousand hills belong to me!
as well as all the insects.
I would not tell you.
All the world belongs to me,
and everything that is in it.
Do I drink the blood of goats? No!
Do whatever you have promised to do for me,
the Most High God.
Then I will
and you will
or about my covenant.
and you refuse to accept my message.
you run to help him!
You become friends with
and you are always telling
and you speak against your own family!
and I said nothing.
So you thought that I was as bad as you are.
But now I am
I will tell you clearly
what you have done wrong.
all you people who have turned away from me.
If not, I will tear you into pieces,
and nobody will be able to save you.
they should say “thank you” to me as their
If anyone obeys my commands,
I will show them my power to save people.’