Psalm 50 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD, the only true God, has spoken. He has summoned the earth from where the sun rises to where it sets. 1 The Mighty One, God, the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets.
2 God shines from Zion, the perfection of beauty. 2 From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth.
3 Our God will come and will not remain silent. A devouring fire is in front of him and a raging storm around him. 3 Our God comes and will not be silent; a fire devours before him, and around him a tempest rages.
4 He summons heaven and earth to judge his people: 4 He summons the heavens above, and the earth, that he may judge his people:
5 "Gather around me, my godly people who have made a pledge to me through sacrifices." 5 "Gather to me my consecrated ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice."
6 The heavens announce his righteousness because God is the judge. Selah 6 And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for God himself is judge. "Selah"
7 "Listen, my people, and I will speak. Listen, Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, your God! 7 "Hear, O my people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, your God.
8 I am not criticizing you for your sacrifices or burnt offerings, which are always in front of me. 8 I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, which are ever before me.
9 [But] I will not accept [another] young bull from your household or a single male goat from your pens. 9 I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens,
10 Every creature in the forest, [even] the cattle on a thousand hills, is mine. 10 for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know every bird in the mountains. Everything that moves in the fields is mine. 11 I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you, because the world and all that it contains are mine. 12 If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it.
13 Do I eat the meat of bulls or drink the blood of goats? 13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?
14 Bring [your] thanks to God as a sacrifice, and keep your vows to the Most High. 14 Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High,
15 Call on me in times of trouble. I will rescue you, and you will honor me." 15 and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me."
16 But God says to wicked people, "How dare you quote my decrees and mouth my promises! 16 But to the wicked, God says: "What right have you to recite my laws or take my covenant on your lips?
17 You hate discipline. You toss my words behind you. 17 You hate my instruction and cast my words behind you.
18 When you see a thief, you want to make friends with him. You keep company with people who commit adultery. 18 When you see a thief, you join with him; you throw in your lot with adulterers.
19 You let your mouth say anything evil. Your tongue plans deceit. 19 You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.
20 You sit and talk against your own brother. You slander your own mother's son. 20 You speak continually against your brother and slander your own mother's son.
21 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. 21 These things you have done and I kept silent; you thought I was altogether like you. But I will rebuke you and accuse you to your face.
22 Consider this, you people who forget God. Otherwise, I will tear you to pieces, and there will be no one left to rescue you. 22 "Consider this, you who forget God, or I will tear you to pieces, with none to rescue:
23 Whoever offers thanks as a sacrifice honors me. I will let everyone who continues in my way see the salvation that comes from God." 23 He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God."