Psalm 50 ESV

God Himself Is Judge

A Psalm of Asaph.

1 1The Mighty One, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth 2from the rising of the sun to its setting.

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2 Out of Zion, 3the perfection of beauty, 4God shines forth.

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3 Our God comes; he 5does not keep silence;a before him is a devouring 6fire, around him a mighty tempest.

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    • È 50:3 - Or May our God come, and not keep silence
      4 7He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people:

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      5 "Gather to me my faithful ones, who made 8a covenant with me by sacrifice!"

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      6 9The heavens declare his righteousness, for 10God himself is judge! Selah

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      7 11"Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you. 12I am God, your God.

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      8 Not for your sacrifices 13do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me.

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      9 I will not accept a bull from your house or goats from your folds.
      10 For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.
      11 14I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine.

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      12 "If I were hungry, I would not tell you, 15for the world and its fullness are mine.

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      13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?
      14 16Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,b and 17perform your vows to the Most High,

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        • É 50:14 - Or Make thanksgiving your sacrifice to God
          15 and 18call upon me in the day of trouble; I will 19deliver you, and you shall 20glorify me."

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          16 But to the wicked God says: "What right have you to recite my statutes or take my covenant on your lips?
          17 21For you hate discipline, 22and you cast my words behind you.

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          18 If you see a thief, 23you are pleased with him, 24and you keep company with adulterers.

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          19 "You give your mouth free rein for evil, 25and your tongue frames deceit.

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          20 You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.
          21 These things you have done, and I 26have been silent; you thought that Ic was one like yourself. But now I 27rebuke you and 28lay the charge before you.

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          22 "Mark this, then, you who 29forget God, lest I tear you apart, and there be 30none to deliver!

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          23 The one who 31offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who 32orders his way rightly I will show the 33salvation of God!"

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