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Psalm 50 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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God as Judge

A psalm of Asaph.

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Yahweh, the God of gods[fn] speaks;

He summons the earth from east to west.[fn]

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From Zion, the perfection of beauty,

God appears in radiance.[fn]

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Our God is coming; He will not be silent!

Devouring fire precedes Him,

and a storm rages around Him.

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On high, He summons heaven and earth

in order to judge His people.

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“Gather My faithful ones to Me,

those who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”

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The heavens proclaim His righteousness,

for God is the Judge.Selah

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“Listen, My people, and I will speak;

I will testify against you, Israel.

I am God, your God.

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I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices

or for your burnt offerings,

which are continually before Me.

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I will not accept a bull from your household

or male goats from your pens,

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for every animal of the forest is Mine,

the cattle on a thousand hills.

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I know every bird of the mountains,[fn]

and the creatures of the field are Mine.

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If I were hungry, I would not tell you,

for the world and everything in it is Mine.

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Do I eat the flesh of bulls

or drink the blood of goats?

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Sacrifice a thank offering to God,

and pay your vows to the Most High.

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Call on Me in a day of trouble;

I will rescue you, and you will honor Me.”

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But God says to the wicked:

“What right do you have to recite My statutes

and to take My covenant on your lips?

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You hate instruction

and turn your back on My words.[fn]

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When you see a thief,

you make friends with him,

and you associate with adulterers.

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You unleash your mouth for evil

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You sit, maligning your brother,

slandering your mother’s son.

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You have done these things, and I kept silent;

you thought I was just like you.

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and lay out the case before you.[fn]

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“Understand this, you who forget God,

or I will tear you apart,

and there will be no one to rescue you.

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Whoever sacrifices a thank offering honors Me,

and whoever orders his conduct,

I will show him the salvation of God.”

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HCSB Footnotes
Or The Mighty One, God, the LORD, or The God of gods, the LORD
Lit from the rising of the sun to its setting
Or God shines forth
LXX, Syr, Tg read heavens
Or and cast My words behind you
Lit out before your eyes

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Holy Bible, Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used with permission by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. All rights reserved.

Full copyright information is provided here. Visit the Holman Christian Standard Bible website.

 
 
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