Psalm 50 NAS

God the Judge of the Righteous and the Wicked.

1 1The Mighty One, God, the LORD, has spoken, And summoned the earth 2from the rising of the sun to its setting.

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

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3 May our God 5come and not keep silence; 6Fire devours before Him, And it is very 7tempestuous around Him.

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4 He 8summons the heavens above *, And the earth, to judge His people:

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5 "Gather My 9godly ones to Me, Those who have made a 10covenant with Me by 11sacrifice."

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6 And the 12heavens declare His righteousness, For 13God Himself is judge. aSelah.

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    • Ȩ 50:6 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
      7 "14Hear, O My people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify bagainst you; I am God, 15your God.

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      8 "I do 16not reprove you for your sacrifices, And your burnt offerings are continually before Me.

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      9 "I shall take no 17young bull out of your house Nor male goats out of your folds.

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      10 "For 18every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills.

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      11 "I know every 19bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is cMine.

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        • Ȫ 50:11 - Or "in My mind;" lit "with Me"
          12 "If I were hungry I would not tell you, For the 20world is Mine, and dall it contains.

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          13 "Shall I eat the flesh of e21bulls Or drink the blood of male goats?

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            • Ȭ 50:13 - Lit "strong ones"
              14 "Offer to God 22a sacrifice of thanksgiving And 23pay your vows to the Most High;

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              15 24Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall 25rescue you, and you will 26honor Me."

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              16 But to the wicked God says, "What right have you to tell of My statutes And to take 27My covenant in your mouth?

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              17 "For you 28hate discipline, And you 29cast My words behind you.

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              18 "When you see a thief, you f30are pleased with him, And gyou 31associate with adulterers.

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                • ȭ 50:18 - Some ancient versions read "run together"
                • Ȯ 50:18 - Lit "your part is with"
                  19 "You h32let your mouth loose in evil And your 33tongue frames deceit.

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                      20 "You sit and 34speak against your brother; You slander * your own mother's son.

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                      21 "These things you have done and 35I kept silence; You thought that I was just like you; I will 36reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.

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                      22 "Now consider this, you who 37forget God, Or I will 38tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.

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                      23 "He who 39offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who i40orders his way aright I shall 41show the salvation of God."

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