Psalm 50 NIV

A psalm of Asaph.

1 The Mighty One, God, the LORD,1 speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets.2

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2 From Zion,3 perfect in beauty,4 God shines forth.5

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3 Our God comes6 and will not be silent;7 a fire devours8 before him,9 and around him a tempest10 rages.

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4 He summons the heavens above, and the earth,11 that he may judge his people:12

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5 "Gather to me my consecrated ones,13 who made a covenant14 with me by sacrifice."

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6 And the heavens proclaim15 his righteousness, for God himself is judge.16 "Selah"

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7 "Hear, O my people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify17 against you: I am God, your God.18

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8 I do not rebuke19 you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings,20 which are ever before me.

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9 I have no need of a bull21 from your stall or of goats22 from your pens,23

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10 for every animal of the forest24 is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.25

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11 I know every bird26 in the mountains, and the creatures of the field27 are mine.

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12 If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world28 is mine, and all that is in it.29

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13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?
14 Sacrifice thank offerings30 to God, fulfill your vows31 to the Most High,32

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15 and call33 upon me in the day of trouble;34 I will deliver35 you, and you will honor36 me."

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16 But to the wicked, God says: "What right have you to recite my laws or take my covenant37 on your lips?38

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17 You hate39 my instruction and cast my words behind40 you.

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18 When you see a thief, you join41 with him; you throw in your lot with adulterers.42

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19 You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.43

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20 You speak continually against your brother44 and slander your own mother's son.

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21 These things you have done and I kept silent;45 you thought I was altogethera like you. But I will rebuke46 you and accuse47 you to your face.

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    • a 50:21 - Or "thought the 'I AM' was"
      22 "Consider this, you who forget God,48 or I will tear you to pieces, with none to rescue:49

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      23 He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way50 so that I may show himb the salvation of God.51"

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        • b 50:23 - Or "and to him who considers his way / I will show"