Psalms 50:7

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

Psalms 50:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 50:7

Hear, O my people
This is an address to the people of the Jews, whom God had chosen to be his people above all others, and who professed themselves to be his people; but now a "loammi", ( Hosea 1:9 ) , was about to be written upon them, being a people uncircumcised in heart and ears, refusing to hear the great Prophet of the church, him that spake from heaven;

and I will speak:
by way of accusation and charge, and in judgment against them for their sins and transgressions;

O Israel, and I will testify against thee;
or "to thee" F20; to thy face produce witnesses, and bring sufficient evidence to prove the things laid to thy charge,

I [am] God, [even] thy God;
which is an aggravation of their sin against him, and is the reason why they should hearken to him; see ( Psalms 81:10-12 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F20 (Kb) "tibi", V. L. Vatablus; so Ainsworth.

Psalms 50:7 In-Context

5 "Gather to me my loyal ones, [those] who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice."
6 And [the] heavens declare his righteousness, because God himself is judge. Selah
7 "Hear, O my people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you. I am God, your God.
8 It is not concerning [a lack of] your sacrifices [that] I rebuke you, and your burnt offerings [are] before me continually.
9 I will not take from your house a bull [or] from your stalls a he-goat,