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Psalms 50:1 ←
A Psalm. Of Asaph. The God of gods, even the Lord, has sent out his voice, and the earth is full of fear; from the coming up of the sun to its going down.
Psalms 50:2 ←
From Zion, most beautiful of places, God has sent out his light.
Psalms 50:3 ←
Our God will come, and will not keep quiet; with fire burning before him, and storm-winds round him.
Psalms 50:4 ←
His voice will go out to the heavens and to the earth, for the judging of his people:
Psalms 50:5 ←
Let my saints come together to me; those who have made an agreement with me by offerings.
Psalms 50:6 ←
And let the heavens make clear his righteousness; for God himself is the judge. (Selah.)
Psalms 50:7 ←
Give ear, O my people, to my words; O Israel, I will be a witness against you; I am God, even your God.
Psalms 50:8 ←
I will not take up a cause against you because of your offerings, or because of your burned offerings, which are ever before me.
Psalms 50:9 ←
I will take no ox out of your house, or he-goats from your flocks;
Psalms 50:10 ←
For every beast of the woodland is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.
Psalms 50:11 ←
I see all the birds of the mountains, and the beasts of the field are mine.
Psalms 50:12 ←
If I had need of food, I would not give you word of it; for the earth is mine and all its wealth.
Psalms 50:13 ←
Am I to take the flesh of the ox for my food, or the blood of goats for my drink?
Psalms 50:14 ←
Make an offering of praise to God; keep the agreements which you have made with the Most High;
Psalms 50:15 ←
Let your voice come up to me in the day of trouble; I will be your saviour, so that you may give glory to me.
Psalms 50:16 ←
But to the sinner, God says, What are you doing, talking of my laws, or taking the words of my agreement in your mouth?
Psalms 50:17 ←
Seeing that you have no desire for my teaching, turning your back on my words.
Psalms 50:18 ←
When you saw a thief, you were in agreement with him, and you were joined with those who took other men's wives.
Psalms 50:19 ←
You have given your mouth to evil, your tongue to words of deceit.
Psalms 50:20 ←
You say evil of your brother; you make false statements against your mother's son.
Psalms 50:21 ←
These things have you done, and I said nothing; it seemed to you that I was such a one as yourself; but I will make a protest against you, and put them in order before your eyes.
Psalms 50:22 ←
Now keep this in mind, you who have no memory of God, for fear that you may be crushed under my hand, with no one to give you help:
Psalms 50:23 ←
Whoever makes an offering of praise gives glory to me; and to him who is upright in his ways I will make clear the salvation of God.