Psalms 50:15

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

Psalms 50:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
ESV
15 and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me."
NLT
15 Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”
MSG
15 And call for help when you're in trouble - I'll help you, and you'll honor me."
CSB
15 Call on Me in a day of trouble; I will rescue you, and you will honor Me."

Psalms 50:15 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 50:15

And call upon me in the day of trouble
This is another part of spiritual sacrifice or worship, which is much more acceptable to God than legal sacrifices. Invocation of God includes all parts of religious worship, and particularly designs prayer, as it does here, of which God, and he only, is the object; and which should be performed in faith, in sincerity, and with fervency; and though it should be made at all times, in private and in public, yet more especially should be attended to in a time of affliction, whether of soul or body, whether of a personal, family, or public kind, ( James 5:13 ) ; and the encouragement to it is,

I will deliver thee:
that is, out of trouble: as he is able, so faithful is he that hath promised, and will do it. The obligation follows,

and thou shall glorify me;
by offering praise, ( Psalms 50:23 ) ; ascribing the glory of the deliverance to God, and serving him in righteousness and true holiness continually.

Psalms 50:15 In-Context

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,
15 and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
16 But to the wicked person, God says: “What right have you to recite my laws or take my covenant on your lips?
17 You hate my instruction and cast my words behind you.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Psalms 4:1; Psalms 81:7; Isaiah 55:6; Isaiah 58:9; Zechariah 13:9
  • 2. Psalms 69:17; Psalms 86:7; Psalms 107:6; Psalms 142:2; James 5:13
  • 3. Psalms 3:7
  • 4. S Psalms 22:23