Psalm 50
New Living TranslationHolman Christian Standard Bible
1The LORD, the Mighty One, is God, and he has spoken; he has summoned all humanity from where the sun rises to where it sets.1A psalm of Asaph. Yahweh, the God of gods speaks; He summons the earth from east to west.
2From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines in glorious radiance.2From Zion, the perfection of beauty, God appears in radiance.
3Our God approaches, and he is not silent. Fire devours everything in his way, and a great storm rages around him.3Our God is coming; He will not be silent! Devouring fire precedes Him, and a storm rages around Him.
4He calls on the heavens above and earth below to witness the judgment of his people.4On high, He summons heaven and earth in order to judge His people."
5“Bring my faithful people to me— those who made a covenant with me by giving sacrifices.”5Gather My faithful ones to Me, those who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."
6Then let the heavens proclaim his justice, for God himself will be the judge. Interlude6The heavens proclaim His righteousness, for God is the Judge. Selah "
7“O my people, listen as I speak. Here are my charges against you, O Israel: I am God, your God!7Listen, My people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel. I am God, your God.
8I have no complaint about your sacrifices or the burnt offerings you constantly offer.8I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices or for your burnt offerings, which are continually before Me.
9But I do not need the bulls from your barns or the goats from your pens.9I will not accept a bull from your household or male goats from your pens,
10For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.10for every animal of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.
11I know every bird on the mountains, and all the animals of the field are mine.11I know every bird of the mountains, and the creatures of the field are Mine.
12If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for all the world is mine and everything in it.12If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and everything in it is Mine.
13Do I eat the meat of bulls? Do I drink the blood of goats?13Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?
14Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.14Sacrifice a thank offering to God, and pay your vows to the Most High.
15Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”15Call on Me in a day of trouble; I will rescue you, and you will honor Me."
16But God says to the wicked: “Why bother reciting my decrees and pretending to obey my covenant?16But God says to the wicked:" What right do you have to recite My statutes and to take My covenant on your lips?
17For you refuse my discipline and treat my words like trash.17You hate instruction and turn your back on My words.
18When you see thieves, you approve of them, and you spend your time with adulterers.18When you see a thief, you make friends with him, and you associate with adulterers.
19Your mouth is filled with wickedness, and your tongue is full of lies.19You unleash your mouth for evil and harness your tongue for deceit.
20You sit around and slander your brother— your own mother’s son.20You sit, maligning your brother, slandering your mother's son.
21While you did all this, I remained silent, and you thought I didn’t care. But now I will rebuke you, listing all my charges against you.21You have done these things, and I kept silent; you thought I was just like you. But I will rebuke you and lay out the case before you."
22Repent, all of you who forget me, or I will tear you apart, and no one will help you.22Understand this, you who forget God, or I will tear you apart, and there will be no one to rescue you.
23But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”23Whoever sacrifices a thank offering honors Me, and whoever orders his conduct, I will show him the salvation of God."
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.
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