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Psalm 50 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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God Himself Is Judge

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:1 - A Psalm of Asaph.
The Mighty One, God the LORD,
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:2 - Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God shines forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:3 - Our God comes; he does not keep silence;[fn]
before him is a devouring fire,
around him a mighty tempest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:4 - He calls to the heavens above
and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:5 - “Gather to me my faithful ones,
who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:6 - The heavens declare his righteousness,
for God himself is judge! Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:7 - “Hear, O my people, and I will speak;
O Israel, I will testify against you.
I am God, your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:8 - Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you;
your burnt offerings are continually before me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:9 - I will not accept a bull from your house
or goats from your folds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:10 - For every beast of the forest is mine,
the cattle on a thousand hills.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:11 - I know all the birds of the hills,
and all that moves in the field is mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:12 - “If I were hungry, I would not tell you,
for the world and its fullness are mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:13 - Do I eat the flesh of bulls
or drink the blood of goats?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:14 - Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,[fn]
and perform your vows to the Most High,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:15 - and call upon me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:16 - But to the wicked God says:
“What right have you to recite my statutes
or take my covenant on your lips?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:17 - For you hate discipline,
and you cast my words behind you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:18 - If you see a thief, you are pleased with him,
and you keep company with adulterers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:19 - “You give your mouth free rein for evil,
and your tongue frames deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:20 - You sit and speak against your brother;
you slander your own mother’s son.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:21 - These things you have done, and I have been silent;
you thought that I[fn] was one like yourself.
But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:22 - “Mark this, then, you who forget God,
lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:23 - The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me;
to one who orders his way rightly
I will show the salvation of God!”
ESV Footnotes
Or May our God come, and not keep silence
Or Make thanksgiving your sacrifice to God
Or that the I AM

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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