Compare Translations for Psalm 50:3

Psalm 50:3 ASV
Our God cometh, and doth not keep silence: A fire devoureth before him, And it is very tempestuous round about him.
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Psalm 50:3 BBE
Our God will come, and will not keep quiet; with fire burning before him, and storm-winds round him.
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Psalm 50:3 CEB
Our God is coming; he won't keep quiet. A devouring fire is before him; a storm rages all around him.
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Psalm 50:3 CJB
Our God is coming and not staying silent. With a fire devouring ahead of him and a great storm raging around him,
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Psalm 50:3 RHE
(49-3) God shall come manifestly: our God shall come, and shall not keep silence. A fire shall burn before him: and a mighty tempest shall be round about him.
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Psalm 50:3 ESV
Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty tempest.
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Psalm 50:3 GW
Our God will come and will not remain silent. A devouring fire is in front of him and a raging storm around him.
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Psalm 50:3 GNT
Our God is coming, but not in silence; a raging fire is in front of him, a furious storm around him.
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Psalm 50:3 HNV
Our God comes, and does not keep silent. A fire devours before him. It is very tempestuous around him.
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Psalm 50:3 CSB
Our God is coming; He will not be silent! Devouring fire precedes Him, and a storm rages around Him.
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Psalm 50:3 KJV
Our God shall come , and shall not keep silence : a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
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Psalm 50:3 LEB
Our God comes and he is not silent. Before him fire devours, and around him it is very tempestuous.
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Psalm 50:3 NAS
May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, And it is very tempestuous around Him.
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Psalm 50:3 NCV
Our God comes, and he will not be silent. A fire burns in front of him, and a powerful storm surrounds him.
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Psalm 50:3 NIRV
Our God comes, and he won't be silent. A burning fire goes ahead of him. A terrible storm is all around him.
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Psalm 50:3 NIV
Our God comes and will not be silent; a fire devours before him, and around him a tempest rages.
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Psalm 50:3 NKJV
Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent; A fire shall devour before Him, And it shall be very tempestuous all around Him.
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Psalm 50:3 NLT
Our God approaches with the noise of thunder. Fire devours everything in his way, and a great storm rages around him.
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Psalm 50:3 NRS
Our God comes and does not keep silence, before him is a devouring fire, and a mighty tempest all around him.
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Psalm 50:3 RSV
Our God comes, he does not keep silence, before him is a devouring fire, round about him a mighty tempest.
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Psalm 50:3 DBY
Our God will come, and will not keep silence: fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
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Psalm 50:3 MSG
Our God makes his entrance, he's not shy in his coming. Starbursts of fireworks precede him.
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Psalm 50:3 WBT
Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous around him.
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Psalm 50:3 TMB
Our God shall come and shall not keep silence; a devouring fire shall go before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him.
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Psalm 50:3 TNIV
Our God comes and will not be silent; a fire devours before him, and around him a tempest rages.
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Psalm 50:3 WEB
Our God comes, and does not keep silent. A fire devours before him. It is very tempestuous around him.
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Psalm 50:3 WYC
our God, and he shall not be still. Fire shall burn on high in his sight; and a strong tempest in his compass. (our God shall come, and he shall not be silent. Fire shall burn on high before him; and it shall be a strong tempest surrounding him/and a strong tempest shall surround him.)
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Psalm 50:3 YLT
Our God cometh, and is not silent, Fire before Him doth devour, And round about him it hath been very tempestuous.
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Psalms 50 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 50

The glory of God. (1-6) Sacrifices to be changed for prayers. (7-15) Sincere obedience required. (16-23)

Verses 1-6 This psalm is a psalm of instruction. It tells of the coming of Christ and the day of judgment, in which God will call men to account; and the Holy Ghost is the Spirit of judgement. All the children of men are concerned to know the right way of worshipping the Lord, in spirit and in truth. In the great day, our God shall come, and make those hear his judgement who would not hearken to his law. Happy are those who come into the covenant of grace, by faith in the Redeemer's atoning sacrifice, and show the sincerity of their love by fruits of righteousness. When God rejects the services of those who rest in outside performances, he will graciously accept those who seek him aright. It is only by sacrifice, by Christ, the great Sacrifice, from whom the sacrifices of the law derived what value they had, that we can be accepted of God. True and righteous are his judgments; even sinners' own consciences will be forced to acknowledge the righteousness of God.

Verses 7-15 To obey is better than sacrifice, and to love God and our neighbour better than all burnt-offerings. We are here warned not to rest in these performances. And let us beware of resting in any form. God demands the heart, and how can human inventions please him, when repentance, faith, and holiness are neglected? In the day of distress we must apply to the Lord by fervent prayer. Our troubles, though we see them coming from God's hand, must drive us to him, not drive us from him. We must acknowledge him in all our ways, depend upon his wisdom, power, and goodness, and refer ourselves wholly to him, and so give him glory. Thus must we keep up communion with God; meeting him with prayers under trials, and with praises in deliverances. A believing supplicant shall not only be graciously answered as to his petition, and so have cause for praising God, but shall also have grace to praise him.

Verses 16-23 Hypocrisy is wickedness, which God will judge. And it is too common, for those who declare the Lord's statutes to others, to live in disobedience to them themselves. This delusion arises from the abuse of God's long-suffering, and a wilful mistake of his character and the intention of his gospel. The sins of sinners will be fully proved on them in the judgment of the great day. The day is coming when God will set their sins in order, sins of childhood and youth, of riper age and old age, to their everlasting shame and terror. Let those hitherto forgetful of God, given up to wickedness, or in any way negligent of salvation, consider their urgent danger. The patience of the Lord is very great. It is the more wonderful, because sinners make such ill use of it; but if they turn not, they shall be made to see their error when it is too late. Those that forget God, forget themselves; and it will never be right with them till they consider. Man's chief end is to glorify God: whoso offers praise, glorifies him, and his spiritual sacrifices shall be accepted. We must praise God, sacrifice praise, put it into the hands of the Priest, our Lord Jesus, who is also the altar: we must be fervent in spirit, praising the Lord. Let us thankfully accept God's mercy, and endeavour to glorify him in word and deed.

Psalms 50 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 50

Psalms 50:1-23 . In the grandeur and solemnity of a divine judgment, God is introduced as instructing men in the nature of true worship, exposing hypocrisy, warning the wicked, and encouraging the pious.

1-4. The description of this majestic appearance of God resembles that of His giving the law (compare Exodus 19:16 , 20:18 , Deuteronomy 32:1 ).

4. above--literally, "above" ( Genesis 1:7 ).
heavens . . . earth--For all creatures are witnesses ( Deuteronomy 4:26 , 30:19 , Isaiah 1:2 ).

5. my saints--( Psalms 4:3 ).
made--literally, "cut"
a covenant, &c.--alluding to the dividing of a victim of sacrifice, by which covenants were ratified, the parties passing between the divided portions (compare Genesis 15:10 Genesis 15:18 ).

6. The inhabitants of heaven, who well know God's character, attest His righteousness as a judge.

7. I will testify--that is, for failure to worship aught.
thy God--and so, by covenant as well as creation, entitled to a pure worship.

8-15. However scrupulous in external worship, it was offered as if they conferred an obligation in giving God His own, and with a degrading view of Him as needing it ( Psalms 50:9-13 ). Reproving them for such foolish and blasphemous notions, He teaches them to offer, or literally, "sacrifice," thanksgiving, and pay, or perform, their vows--that is, to bring, with the external symbolical service, the homage of the heart, and faith, penitence, and love. To this is added an invitation to seek, and a promise to afford, all needed help in trouble.

16-20. the wicked--that is, the formalists, as now exposed, and who lead vicious lives (compare Romans 2:21 Romans 2:23 ). They are unworthy to use even the words of God's law. Their hypocrisy and vice are exposed by illustrations from sins against the seventh, eighth, and ninth commandments.

21, 22. God, no longer (even in appearance) disregarding such, exposes their sins and threatens a terrible punishment.

22. forget God--This denotes unmindfulness of His true character.

23. offereth praise--( Psalms 50:14 ), so that the external worship is a true index of the heart.
ordereth . . . aright--acts in a straight, right manner, opposed to turning aside ( Psalms 25:5 ). In such, pure worship and a pure life evince their true piety, and they will enjoy God's presence and favor.