Psalms 50
God as Judge
A psalm of Asaph. # 1Ch 16:5,7
1Yahweh, the God of gods # Or The Mighty One, God, the Lord, or The God of gods, the Lord speaks;
He summons the earth from east to west. # Lit from the rising of the sun to its setting # Jos 22:22; Ps 113:3
2From Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God appears in radiance. # Or God shines forth # Dt 33:2; Ps 48:2; Lm 2:15
3Our God is coming; He will not be silent!
Devouring fire precedes Him,
and a storm rages around Him. # Ps 18:12-13; 97:3
4On high, He summons heaven and earth
in order to judge His people. # Dt 4:26; 31:28; 32:1; Is 1:2
5“Gather My faithful ones to Me,
those who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.” # Ex 24:4-8; 2Ch 6:11
6The heavens proclaim His righteousness, # Ps 89:5; 97:6
for God is the Judge. # Ps 75:7; 96:13Selah
7“Listen, My people, and I will speak;
I will testify against you, Israel.
I am God, your God. # Dt 31:21; Ps 81:8
8I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices
or for your burnt offerings,
which are continually before Me. # 1Sm 15:22; Ps 40:6; 51:16
9I will not accept a bull from your household
or male goats from your pens, # Ps 69:31
10for every animal of the forest is Mine,
the cattle on a thousand hills.
11I know every bird of the mountains, # LXX, Syr, Tg read heavens
and the creatures of the field are Mine. # Ex 19:5; Ps 104:24
12If I were hungry, I would not tell you,
for the world and everything in it is Mine. # Dt 10:14; Ps 24:1; 1Co 10:26
13Do I eat the flesh of bulls
or drink the blood of goats? # Is 1:11
14Sacrifice a thank offering to God, # Lv 7:12; Ps 107:22; 116:17
and pay your vows to the Most High. # Dt 23:21; Ps 76:11
15Call on Me in a day of trouble;
I will rescue you, and you will honor Me.” # Ps 20:1; 59:16; 77:2
16But God says to the wicked:
“What right do you have to recite My statutes
and to take My covenant on your lips? # Is 29:13
17You hate instruction
and turn your back on My words. # Or and cast My words behind you # Pr 5:12; 12:1
18When you see a thief,
you make friends with him,
and you associate with adulterers. # Rm 1:32; 1Tm 5:22
19You unleash your mouth for evil
and harness your tongue for deceit. # Ps 10:7; 36:3; 52:2
20You sit, maligning your brother,
slandering your mother’s son. # Jb 19:18; Mt 10:21
21You have done these things, and I kept silent;
you thought I was just like you. # Is 42:14; 57:11
But I will rebuke you
and lay out the case before you. # Lit out before your eyes # Ps 90:8
22“Understand this, you who forget God,
or I will tear you apart,
and there will be no one to rescue you. # Jb 8:13; Ps 9:17
23Whoever sacrifices a thank offering honors Me,
and whoever orders his conduct,
I will show him the salvation of God.” # Ps 85:13; 91:16; Gl 6:16

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