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Chapter 32

[a]Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak;
    let the earth hear the words of my mouth!(A)

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  1. 32:1–43 The whole song is a poetic sermon, having for its theme the Lord’s benefits to Israel (vv. 1–14) and Israel’s ingratitude and idolatry in turning to the gods of the nations; these sins will be punished by the nations themselves (vv. 15–29); in turn, the foolish pride of the nations will be punished, and the Lord’s honor will be vindicated (vv. 30–43).

Yet his degenerate children have treated him basely,
    a twisted and crooked generation!(A)
Is this how you repay the Lord,
    so foolish and unwise a people?
Is he not your father who begot you,
    the one who made and established you?(B)

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18 You were unmindful of the Rock that begot you,
    you forgot the God who gave you birth.(A)

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