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Psalm 50. Deus deorum.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Tenth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. The Lord, the God of gods, has spoken; *
    he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
  2. Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty, *
    God reveals himself in glory.
  3. Our God will come and will not keep silence; *
    before him there is a consuming flame, and round about him a raging storm.
  4. He calls the heavens and the earth from above *
    to witness the judgment of his people.
  5. "Gather before me my loyal followers, *
    those who have made a covenant with me and sealed it with sacrifice."
  6. Let the heavens declare the rightness of his cause; *
    for God himself is judge.
  7. Hear, O my people, and I will speak: "O Israel, I will bear witness against you; *
    for I am God, your God.
  8. I do not accuse you because of your sacrifices; *
    your offerings are always before me.
  9. I will take no bull-calf from your stalls, *
    nor he-goats out of your pens;
  10. For all the beasts of the forest are mine, *
    the herds in their thousands upon the hills.
  11. I know every bird in the sky, *
    and the creatures of the fields are in my sight.
  12. If I were hungry, I would not tell you, *
    for the whole world is mine and all that is in it.
  13. Do you think I eat the flesh of bulls, *
    or drink the blood of goats?
  14. Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving *
    and make good your vows to the Most High.
  15. Call upon me in the day of trouble; *
    I will deliver you, and you shall honor me."
  16. But to the wicked God says: *
    "Why do you recite my statutes, and take my covenant upon your lips;
  17. Since you refuse discipline, *
    and toss my words behind your back?
  18. When you see a thief, you make him your friend, *
    and you cast in your lot with adulterers.
  19. You have loosed your lips for evil, *
    and harnessed your tongue to a lie.
  20. You are always speaking evil of your brother *
    and slandering your own mother's son.
  21. These things you have done, and I kept still, *
    and you thought that I am like you."
  22. "I have made my accusation; *
    I have put my case in order before your eyes.
  23. Consider this well, you who forget God, *
    lest I rend you and there be none to deliver you.
  24. Whoever offers me the sacrifice of thanksgiving honors me; *
    but to those who keep in my way will I show the salvation of God."
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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