Psalms 50

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.”

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