Psalms 50:6

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

Psalms 50:6 in Other Translations

6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! Selah
6 Then let the heavens proclaim his justice, for God himself will be the judge. Interlude
6 The whole cosmos attests to the fairness of this court, that here God is judge.
6 The heavens proclaim His righteousness, for God is the judge. Selah

Psalms 50:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 50:6

And the heavens shall declare his righteousness
That is, either the heavens shall bear witness to his justice and equity in judging his people; or the angels, the ministers of the Gospel, shall declare his justifying righteousness, which is revealed in it, to the saints and covenant ones they shall be a means of gathering in: or rather the justice of Christ in the destruction of the Jews shall be attested and applauded by angels and men, just as the righteousness of God in the destruction of the antichristian powers is celebrated by the angel of the waters, ( Revelation 16:5 Revelation 16:6 ) ;

for God [is] Judge himself.
And not another, or by another; and therefore his judgments must be just and righteous, seeing he is just and true, loves righteousness, and is righteous in all his ways and works.

Selah; on this word, (See Gill on Psalms 3:2).

Psalms 50:6 In-Context

4 He summons the heavens above, and the earth, that he may judge his people:
5 “Gather to me this consecrated people, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”
6 And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice.
7 “Listen, my people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel: I am God, your God.
8 I bring no charges against you concerning your sacrifices or concerning your burnt offerings, which are ever before me.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 19:1; Psalms 89:5
  • 2. S Genesis 16:5; S Job 9:15; Psalms 75:7

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text "for God himself is judge"
  • [b]. The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
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