Psalm 50 NIV

A psalm of Asaph.

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

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2 From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth.

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3 Our God comes and will not be silent; a fire devours before him, and around him a tempest rages.

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

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5 “Gather to me this consecrated people, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”

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6 And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice.ab

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    • Ú 50:6 - With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text "for God himself is judge"
    • Û 50:6 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
      7 “Listen, my people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel: I am God, your God.

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      8 I bring no charges against you concerning your sacrifices or concerning your burnt offerings, which are ever before me.

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      9 I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens,

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

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      11 I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine.

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

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      13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?
      14 “Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High,

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      15 and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”

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      16 But to the wicked person, God says: “What right have you to recite my laws or take my covenant on your lips?

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      17 You hate my instruction and cast my words behind you.

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

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

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      20 You sit and testify against your brother and slander your own mother’s son.

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      21 When you did these things and I kept silent, you thought I was exactlyc like you. But I now arraign you and set my accusations before you.

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        • Ü 50:21 - Or "thought the ‘I " AM"’ was"
          22 “Consider this, you who forget God, or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:

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          23 Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blamelessd I will show my salvation.”

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            • Ý 50:23 - Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; the meaning of the Masoretic Text for this phrase is uncertain.