Psalm of the Day Bread of Life Psalm 50:1-15
1The Mighty One, God the Lord,
speaks and sum- | mons the earth*
from the rising of the sun to its | setting.
2Out of Zion, the perfection of | beauty,*
God | shines forth.
3Our God comes; he does not keep | silence;*
before him is a devouring fire,
around him a mighty | tempest.
4He calls to the heav- | ens above*
and to the earth, that he may judge his | people:
5"Gather to me my | faithful ones,*
who made a covenant with me by | sacrifice!"
6The heavens declare his | righteousness,*
for God him- | self is judge!
7"Hear, O my people, and I will speak;
O Israel, I will testify a- | gainst you.*
I am | God, your God.
8Not for your sacrifices do I re- | buke you;*
your burnt offerings are continually be- | fore me.
9I will not accept a bull | from your house*
or goats | from your folds.
10For every beast of the for- | est is mine,*
the cattle on a | thousand hills.
11I know all the birds | of the hills,*
and all that moves in the | field is mine.
12"If I were hungry, I would not | tell you,*
for the world and its full- | ness are mine.
13Do I eat the | flesh of bulls*
or drink the | blood of goats?
14Offer to God a sacrifice of thanks- | giving,*
and perform your vows to the | Most High,
15and call upon me in the day of | trouble;*
I will deliver you, and you shall glo- | rify me."