Psalms 50:1 ←
The Mighty One, God, Yahweh, speaks, and calls the earth from sunrise to sunset.
Psalms 50:2 ←
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines out.
Psalms 50:3 ←
Our God comes, and does not keep silent. A fire devours before him. It is very stormy around him.
Psalms 50:4 ←
He calls to the heavens above, to the earth, that he may judge his people:
Psalms 50:5 ←
“Gather my saints together to me, those who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”
Psalms 50:6 ←
The heavens shall declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge. Selah.
Psalms 50:7 ←
“Hear, my people, and I will speak. Israel, I will testify against you. I am God, your God.
Psalms 50:8 ←
I don’t rebuke you for your sacrifices. Your burnt offerings are continually before me.
Psalms 50:9 ←
I have no need for a bull from your stall, nor male goats from your pens.
Psalms 50:10 ←
For every animal of the forest is mine, and the livestock on a thousand hills.
Psalms 50:11 ←
I know all the birds of the mountains. The wild animals of the field are mine.
Psalms 50:12 ←
If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it.
Psalms 50:13 ←
Will I eat the meat of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
Psalms 50:14 ←
Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving. Pay your vows to the Most High.
Psalms 50:15 ←
Call on me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
Psalms 50:16 ←
But to the wicked God says, “What right do you have to declare my statutes, that you have taken my covenant on your lips,
Psalms 50:17 ←
since you hate instruction, and throw my words behind you?
Psalms 50:18 ←
When you saw a thief, you consented with him, and have participated with adulterers.
Psalms 50:19 ←
“You give your mouth to evil. Your tongue frames deceit.
Psalms 50:20 ←
You sit and speak against your brother. You slander your own mother’s son.
Psalms 50:21 ←
You have done these things, and I kept silent. You thought that I was just like you. I will rebuke you, and accuse you in front of your eyes.
Psalms 50:22 ←
“Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you into pieces, and there be no one to deliver.
Psalms 50:23 ←
Whoever offers the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies me, and prepares his way so that I will show God’s salvation to him.”