Psalm 50 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The God of gods, the Lord, speaks. He calls the earth from the rising to the setting sun. 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 Jerusalem, whose beauty is perfect. 2 From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth.
3 Our God comes, and he will not be silent. A fire burns in front of him, and a powerful storm surrounds him. 3 Our God comes and will not be silent; a fire devours before him, and around him a tempest rages.
4 He calls to the sky above and to the earth that he might judge his people. 4 He summons the heavens above, and the earth, that he may judge his people:
5 He says, "Gather around, you who worship me, who have made an agreement with me, using a sacrifice." 5 "Gather to me my consecrated ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice."
6 God is the judge, and even the skies say he is right. Selah 6 And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for God himself is judge. "Selah"
7 God says, "My people, listen to me; Israel, 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 do not scold you for your sacrifices. You always bring me your burnt offerings. 8 I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, which are ever before me.
9 But I do not need bulls from your stalls or goats from your pens, 9 I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens,
10 because every animal of the forest is already mine. The cattle on a thousand hills are mine. 10 for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know every bird on the mountains, and every living thing 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 earth and everything in it are mine. 12 If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it.
13 I don't 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 Give an offering to show thanks to God. Give God Most High what you have promised. 14 Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High,
15 Call to me in times of trouble. I will save 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 the wicked, "Why do you talk about my laws? Why do you mention my agreement? 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 my teachings and turn your back on what I say. 17 You hate my instruction and cast my words behind you.
18 When you see a thief, you join him. You take part in adultery. 18 When you see a thief, you join with him; you throw in your lot with adulterers.
19 You don't stop your mouth from speaking evil, and your tongue makes up lies. 19 You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.
20 You speak against your brother and lie about your mother's son. 20 You speak continually against your brother and slander your own mother's son.
21 I have kept quiet while you did these things, so you thought I was just like you. But I will scold you and accuse you to your face. 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 "Think about this, you who forget God. Otherwise, I will tear you apart, and no one will save you. 22 "Consider this, you who forget God, or I will tear you to pieces, with none to rescue:
23 Those people honor me who bring me offerings to show thanks. And I, God, will save those who do that." 23 He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God."