R. I will show God’s salvation to the upright.
1. “I find no fault with your sacrifices,
your offerings are always before me.
I do not ask more bullocks from your farms,
nor goats from among your herds. (R.)
2. “But how can you recite my commandments
and take my covenant on your lips,
you who despise my law
and throw my words to the winds. (R.)
3. “You do this, and should I keep silence?
Do you think I am like you?
A sacrifice of thanksgiving honours me
and I will show God’s salvation to the upright.” (R.)
Repent, says the Lord, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.