Psalm 50:21
New International Version
When you did these things and I kept silent, you thought I was exactly like you. But I now arraign you and set my accusations before you.

New Living Translation
While 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.

English Standard Version
These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you.

Berean Study Bible
You have done these things, and I kept silent; you thought I was just like you. But now I rebuke you and accuse you to your face.

King James Bible
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

New King James Version
These things you have done, and I kept silent; You thought that I was altogether like you; But I will rebuke you, And set them in order before your eyes.

New American Standard Bible
“These things you have done and I kept silent; You thought that I was just like you; I will rebuke you and present the case before your eyes.

NASB 1995
"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.

NASB 1977
“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.

Amplified Bible
“These things you have done and I kept silent; You thought that I was just like you. Now I will reprimand and denounce you and state the case in order before your eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
You 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You 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."

American Standard Version
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself: But I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have done all these things and I have been silent to you; you had hoped that I would be evil like you, but I shall rebuke you and I shall set them in order before your eyes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
These things thou didst, and I kept silence: thou thoughtest wickedly that I should be like thee, but I will reprove thee, and set thine offences before thee.

Contemporary English Version
When you did all this, I didn't say a word, and you thought, "God is just like us!" But now I will accuse you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
these things hast thou done, and I was silent. Thou thoughtest unjustly that I should be like to thee: but I will reprove thee, and set before thy face.

English Revised Version
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

Good News Translation
You have done all this, and I have said nothing, so you thought that I am like you. But now I reprimand you and make the matter plain to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you did these things, I remained silent. [That] made you think I was like you. I will argue my point with you and lay it all out for you to see.

International Standard Version
These 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."

JPS Tanakh 1917
These things hast thou done, and should I have kept silence? Thou hadst thought that I was altogether such a one as thyself; But I will reprove thee, and set the cause before thine eyes.

Literal Standard Version
These you did, and I kept silent, "" You have thought that I am like you, "" I reprove you, and set in array before your eyes.

NET Bible
When you did these things, I was silent, so you thought I was exactly like you. But now I will condemn you and state my case against you!

New Heart English Bible
You have done these things, and I kept silent. You thought that I was just like you. I will rebuke you, and accuse you in front of your eyes.

World English Bible
You have done these things, and I kept silent. You thought that I was just like you. I will rebuke you, and accuse you in front of your eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
These thou didst, and I kept silent, Thou hast thought that I am like thee, I reprove thee, and set in array before thine eyes.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Mighty One Calls
20You sit and malign your brother; you slander your own mother’s son. 21You have done these things, and I kept silent; you thought I was just like you. But now I rebuke you and accuse you to your face. 22Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:…

Cross References
Psalm 90:8
You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your presence.

Ecclesiastes 8:11
When the sentence for a crime is not speedily executed, the hearts of men become fully set on doing evil.

Isaiah 42:14
"I have kept silent from ages past; I have remained quiet and restrained. But now I will groan like a woman in labor; I will at once gasp and pant.

Isaiah 57:11
Whom have you dreaded and feared, so that you lied and failed to remember Me or take this to heart? Is it not because I have long been silent that you do not fear Me?

Isaiah 65:6
Behold, it is written before Me: I will not keep silent, but I will repay; I will pay it back into their laps,

Habakkuk 1:13
Your eyes are too pure to look upon evil, and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing. So why do You tolerate the faithless? Why are You silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?


Treasury of Scripture

These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was altogether such an one as yourself: but I will reprove you, and set them in order before your eyes.

I kept

Psalm 50:3
Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

Psalm 109:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise; …

Ecclesiastes 8:11,12
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil…

thoughest

Psalm 73:11
And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

Psalm 94:7-11
Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Exodus 3:14
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

will

Psalm 50:8
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

Proverbs 29:1
He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Revelation 3:19
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

set

Psalm 90:8
Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

Ecclesiastes 12:14
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Amos 8:7
The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.









(21) The forbearance of God (intended to give room for repentance, Romans 2:4) is misconstrued. Men come to think the Divine Being as indifferent to evil as themselves.

That I was altogether.--We might render, that I was actually.

And set them in order.--The insertion of "them," referring back to "these things," is rather confusing. Better supply thine offences. All the sins of the wicked are marshalled before them.

Verse 21. - These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself. Because God did not interpose openly to punish the sins committed, the transgressor dared to imagine him to be indifferent to sin, "such an one as himself" - no holier, no purer, no more averse to evil. But I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. But now the time is come when I shall no longer keep silence; I shall openly "reprove" thee, and marshal in set order before thee all the wicked deeds which thou hast done. God, as Calvin says, "will lay before them in exact order a full catalogue of their misdeeds, which they must read and own, whether they will or not."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You have done
עָשִׂ֨יתָ ׀ (‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

these things,
אֵ֤לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

and I kept silent;
וְֽהֶחֱרַ֗שְׁתִּי (wə·he·ḥĕ·raš·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2790: To cut in, engrave, plow, devise

you thought
דִּמִּ֗יתָ (dim·mî·ṯā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1819: To compare, to resemble, liken, consider

I was
הֱֽיוֹת־ (hĕ·yō·wṯ-)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

just like you.
כָמ֑וֹךָ (ḵā·mō·w·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3644: Like, as, when

But I Myself will rebuke you
אוֹכִיחֲךָ֖ (’ō·w·ḵî·ḥă·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3198: To be right, reciprocal, to argue, to decide, justify, convict

and accuse you
וְאֶֽעֶרְכָ֣ה (wə·’e·‘er·ḵāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 6186: To set in a, row, arrange, put in order

to your face.
לְעֵינֶֽיךָ׃ (lə·‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain


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