|Ps 50:1 The mighty One, God, the LORD, has spoken,
And summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting [from east to west].
|Ps 50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God has shone forth.
|Ps 50:3 May our God come and not keep silent;
Fire devours before Him,
And around Him a mighty tempest rages.
|Ps 50:4 He summons the heavens above,
And the earth, to judge His people:
|Ps 50:5 "Gather My godly ones to Me,
Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."
|Ps 50:6 And the heavens declare His righteousness,
For God Himself is judge. Selah.
|Ps 50:7 ¶ "Hear, O My people, and I will speak;
O Israel, I will testify against you:
I am God, your God.
|Ps 50:8 "I do not reprove you for your sacrifices;
Your burnt offerings are continually before Me.
|Ps 50:9 "I will accept no young bull from your house
Nor male goat from your folds.
|Ps 50:10 "For every beast of the forest is Mine,
And the cattle on a thousand hills.
|Ps 50:11 "I know every bird of the mountains,
And everything that moves in the field is Mine.
|Ps 50:12 "If I were hungry, I would not tell you,
For the world and all it contains are Mine. [1 Cor 10:26]
|Ps 50:13 "Shall I eat the flesh of bulls
Or drink the blood of male goats?
|Ps 50:14 "Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving
And pay your vows to the Most High;
|Ps 50:15 Call on Me in the day of trouble;
I will rescue you, and you shall honor and glorify Me."
|Ps 50:16 ¶ But to the wicked God says:
"What right have you to recite My statutes
Or to take My covenant on your lips?
|Ps 50:17 "For you hate instruction and discipline
And cast My words behind you [discarding them].
|Ps 50:18 "When you see a thief, you are pleased with him and condone his behavior,
And you associate with adulterers.
|Ps 50:19 "You give your mouth to evil
And your tongue frames deceit.
|Ps 50:20 "You sit and speak against your brother;
You slander your own mother's son.
|Ps 50:21 "These things you have done and I kept silent;
You thought that I was just like you.
Now I will reprimand and denounce you and state the case in order before your eyes.
|Ps 50:22 ¶ "Now consider this, you who forget God,
Or I will tear you in pieces, and there will be no one to rescue [you].
|Ps 50:23 "He who offers a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving honors Me;
And to him who orders his way rightly [who follows the way that I show him],
I shall show the salvation of God."