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Psalm 50 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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God Himself Is Judge

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A Psalm of [fn]Asaph.

The Mighty One, God, Yahweh, has spoken,

And called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

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Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,

God has shone forth.

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May our God come and not be silent;

Fire devours before Him,

And a storm whirls around Him.

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He calls the heavens above,

And the earth, to render justice to His people:

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“Gather My holy ones to Me,

Those who have cut a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”

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And the heavens declare His righteousness,

For God Himself is judge. [fn]Selah.

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“Hear, O My people, and I will speak;

O Israel, I will testify [fn]against you;

I am God, your God.

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“I do not reprove you for your sacrifices,

And your burnt offerings are continually before Me.

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“I shall take no young bull out of your house

Nor male goats out of your folds.

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“For every beast of the forest is Mine,

The cattle on a thousand hills.

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“I know every bird of the mountains,

And everything that moves in the field is [fn]Mine.

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“If I were hungry I would not tell you,

For the world is Mine, as well as its fullness.

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“Shall I eat the flesh of [fn]bulls

Or drink the blood of male goats?

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“Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving

And pay your vows to the Most High;

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Call upon Me in the day of distress;

I shall rescue you, and you will glorify Me.”

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But to the wicked God says,

“What right have you to recount My statutes

And to take My covenant in your mouth?

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“For you hate discipline,

And you cast My words behind you.

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“When you see a thief, you [fn]are pleased with him,

And [fn]you associate with adulterers.

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“You [fn]let your mouth loose in evil

And you harness your tongue for deceit.

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“You sit and speak against your brother;

You slander your own mother’s son.

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“These things you have done and I kept silent;

You thought that I was just like you;

I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.

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“Now consider this, you who forget God,

Lest I tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.

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“He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies Me;

And he who [fn]orders his way,

I shall show the salvation of God.”

LSB Footnotes
1 Chr 15:17; 2 Chr 29:30
Selah may mean Pause, Crescendo, Musical Interlude
Or to
Or in My mind; lit with Me
Lit strong ones
Some ancient versions run together
Lit your part is with
Lit send
Lit sets

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For more information on this translation, see the LSB Preface.

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