Hear, O my people, and I will speak: “O Israel, I will bear witness against you; for I am God, your God.
I do not accuse you because of your sacrifices; your offerings are always before me.
I will take no bull-calf from your stalls, nor he-goats out of your pens;
For all the beasts of the forest are mine, the herds in their thousands upon the hills.
I know every bird in the sky, and the creatures of the fields are in my sight.
If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the whole world is mine and all that is in it.
Do you think I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving and make good your vows to the Most High.
Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor me.”
“I have made my accusation; I have put my case in order before your eyes.
Consider this well, you who forget God, lest I rend you and there be none to deliver you.
Whoever offers me the sacrifice of thanksgiving honors me; but to those who keep in my way will I show the salvation of God.”