Psalm 50
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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.1God, the LORD, has spoken. He has summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting place.
2From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines in glorious radiance.2From Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined forth.
3Our God approaches, and he is not silent. Fire devours everything in his way, and a great storm rages around him.3Our God has appeared and he has not been silent; a devouring fire blazed before him, and a mighty storm swirled around him.
4He calls on the heavens above and earth below to witness the judgment of his people.4He summoned the heavens above and the earth below, to sit in judgment on his people.
5“Bring my faithful people to me— those who made a covenant with me by giving sacrifices.”5"Assemble before me, my saints, who have entered into my covenant by sacrifice."
6Then let the heavens proclaim his justice, for God himself will be the judge. Interlude6The heavens revealed his justice, for God is himself the judge. Interlude
7“O my people, listen as I speak. Here are my charges against you, O Israel: I am God, your God!7"Listen, my people, for I am making a pronouncement: Israel, I, God, your God, am testifying against you.
8I have no complaint about your sacrifices or the burnt offerings you constantly offer.8I do not rebuke you because of your sacrifices; indeed, your burnt offerings are continuously before me.
9But I do not need the bulls from your barns or the goats from your pens.9I will no longer accept a sacrificial bull from your household; nor goats from your pens.
10For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.10Indeed, every animal of the forest is mine, even the cattle on a thousand hills.
11I know every bird on the mountains, and all the animals of the field are mine.11I know all the birds in the mountains; indeed, everything that moves in the field is mine.
12If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for all the world is mine and everything in it.12"If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is mine along with everything in it.
13Do I eat the meat of bulls? Do I drink the blood of goats?13Why should I eat the flesh of oxen or drink the blood of goats?
14Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.14Offer to God a thanksgiving praise; 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 the day of distress; I will deliver you, and you will glorify me."
16But God says to the wicked: “Why bother reciting my decrees and pretending to obey my covenant?16As for the wicked, God says, "How dare you recite my statutes or speak about my covenant with your lips!
17For you refuse my discipline and treat my words like trash.17You hate instruction and toss my words behind you.
18When you see thieves, you approve of them, and you spend your time with adulterers.18When you see a thief, you befriend him, and you keep company with adulterers.
19Your mouth is filled with wickedness, and your tongue is full of lies.19You give your mouth free reign for evil, and your tongue devises deceit.
20You sit around and slander your brother— your own mother’s son.20You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own 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.21These things you did, and I kept silent, because you assumed that I was like you. But now I am going to rebuke you, and I will set forth my case before your very own eyes."
22Repent, all of you who forget me, or I will tear you apart, and no one will help you.22Consider this, you who have forgotten God— Otherwise, I will tear you in pieces and there will be no deliverer:
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 offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies me, and I will reveal the salvation of God to whomever continues in my way."
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.The Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
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