Psalms 50:20

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

Psalms 50:20 in Other Translations

20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.
20 You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.
20 You sit around and slander your brother— your own mother’s son.
20 You stab your own brother in the back, rip off your little sister.
20 You sit, maligning your brother, slandering your mother's son.

Psalms 50:20 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 50:20

Thou sittest
Either in the chair of Moses, or on the seat of judgment, in the great sanhedrim of the nation; or, as Aben Ezra paraphrases it, "in the seat of the scornful";

[and] speakest against thy brother;
even to pass sentence upon him, to put him to death for professing faith in Christ, ( Matthew 10:21 ) ;

thou slanderest thine own mother's son;
the apostles and disciples of Christ, who were their brethren and kinsmen according to the flesh; and even our Lord Jesus Christ himself, who was bone of their bone, and flesh of their flesh.

Psalms 50:20 In-Context

18 When you see a thief, you join with him; you throw in your lot with adulterers.
19 You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.
20 You sit and testify against your brother and slander your own mother’s son.
21 When you did these things and I kept silent, you thought I was exactly like you. But I now arraign you and set my accusations before you.
22 “Consider this, you who forget God, or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:

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