Psalm 50 TNIV

A psalm of Asaph."

1 The Mighty One, God, the LORD,1 speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to 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 this consecrated people,13 who made a covenant14 with me by sacrifice."

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6 And the heavens proclaim15 his righteousness, for he is a God of justice.a b16

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    • a 50:6 - With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text "for God himself is judge"
    • b 50:6 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
      7 "Listen, my people, and I will speak; I will testify17 against you, Israel: I am God, your God.18

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      8 I bring no charges19 against you concerning your sacrifices or concerning 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 on 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 thieves, you join41 with them; 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 sit and testify against your brother44 and slander your own mother's son.

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      21 When you did these things and I kept silent,45 you thought I was exactlyc like you. But I now arraign46 you and set my accusations47 before you.

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        • c 50:21 - Or "thought the 'I AM' was"
          22 "Consider this, you who forget God,48 or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue:49

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          23 Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blamelessd I will show my salvation.50"

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