New International Version
"Listen, my people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel: I am God, your God.
King James Bible
Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
Darby Bible Translation
Hear, my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify unto thee: I am God, thy God.
World English Bible
"Hear, my people, and I will speak; Israel, and I will testify against you. I am God, your God.
Young's Literal Translation
Hear, O My people, and I speak, O Israel, and I testify against thee, God, thy God am I.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hear, O my people - As they were now amply informed concerning the nature and certainty of the general judgment, and were still in a state of probation, Asaph proceeds to show them the danger to which they were exposed, and the necessity of repentance and amendment, that when that great day should arrive, they might be found among those who had made a covenant with God by sacrifice. And he shows them that the sacrifice with which God would be well pleased was quite different from the bullocks, he-goats, etc., which they were in the habit of offering. In short, he shows here that God has intended to abrogate those sacrifices, as being no longer of any service: for when the people began to trust in them, without looking to the thing signified, it was time to put them away. When the people began to pay Divine honors to the brazen serpent, though it was originally an ordinance of God's appointment for the healing of the Israelites, it was ordered to be taken away; called nehushtan, a bit of brass; and broken to pieces. The sacrifices under the Jewish law were of God's appointment; but now that the people began to put their trust in them, God despised them.
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The Third Commandment
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world,
Hear me, my people, and I will warn you-- if you would only listen to me, Israel!
"Listen to me, my people; hear me, my nation: Instruction will go out from me; my justice will become a light to the nations.
What do I care about incense from Sheba or sweet calamus from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable; your sacrifices do not please me."
"My people, what have I done to you? How have I burdened you? Answer me.
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