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.1A Psalm of Asaph. The Mighty One, God, the LORD, has spoken, And summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
2From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines in glorious radiance.2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth.
3Our God approaches, and he is not silent. Fire devours everything in his way, and a great storm rages around him.3May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, And it is very tempestuous around Him.
4He calls on the heavens above and earth below to witness the judgment of his people.4He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people:
5“Bring my faithful people to me— those who made a covenant with me by giving sacrifices.”5"Gather My godly ones to Me, Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."
6Then let the heavens proclaim his justice, for God himself will be the judge. Interlude6And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is judge. Selah.
7“O my people, listen as I speak. Here are my charges against you, O Israel: I am God, your God!7"Hear, O My people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you; I am God, your God.
8I have no complaint about your sacrifices or the burnt offerings you constantly offer.8"I do not reprove you for your sacrifices, And your burnt offerings are continually before Me.
9But I do not need the bulls from your barns or the goats from your pens.9"I shall take no young bull out of your house Nor male goats out of your folds.
10For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.10"For every beast 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.11"I know every bird of the mountains, And 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, and all it contains.
13Do I eat the meat of bulls? Do I drink the blood of goats?13"Shall I eat the flesh of bulls Or drink the blood of male goats?
14Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.14"Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving 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 upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall 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 to the wicked God says, "What right have you to tell of My statutes And to take My covenant in your mouth?
17For you refuse my discipline and treat my words like trash.17"For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you.
18When you see thieves, you approve of them, and you spend your time with adulterers.18"When you see a thief, you are pleased with him, And you associate with adulterers.
19Your mouth is filled with wickedness, and your tongue is full of lies.19"You let your mouth loose in evil And your tongue frames deceit.
20You sit around and slander your brother— your own mother’s son.20"You 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.21"These things you have done and I kept silence; You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.
22Repent, all of you who forget me, or I will tear you apart, and no one will help you.22"Now consider this, you who forget God, Or I will tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.
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.”23"He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God."
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