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Psalm 50 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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God the Righteous Judge
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:1 - A Psalm of Asaph.

The Mighty One, God the LORD,
Has spoken and called the earth
From the rising of the sun to its going down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:2 - Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God will shine forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:3 - Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent;
A fire shall devour before Him,
And it shall be very tempestuous all around Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:4 - He shall call to the heavens from above,
And to the earth, that He may judge His people:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:5 - “Gather My saints together to Me,
Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:6 - Let 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, and I will testify against you;
I am God, your God!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:8 - I will not rebuke you for your sacrifices
Or your burnt offerings,
Which are continually before Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:9 - I will not take a bull from your house,
Nor goats out of your folds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:10 - For every beast of the forest is Mine,
And the cattle on a thousand hills.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:11 - I know all the birds of the mountains,
And the wild beasts of the field are Mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:12 - “If I were hungry, I would not tell you;
For the world is Mine, and all its fullness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:13 - Will I eat the flesh of bulls,
Or drink the blood of goats?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:14 - Offer to God thanksgiving,
And pay your vows to the Most High.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:15 - 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 declare My statutes,
Or take My covenant in your mouth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:17 - Seeing you hate instruction
And cast My words behind you?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:18 - When you saw a thief, you consented[fn] with him,
And have been a partaker with adulterers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:19 - You give your mouth to 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 kept silent;
You thought that I was altogether like you;
But I will rebuke you,
And set them in order before your eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:22 - “Now consider this, you who forget God,
Lest I tear you in pieces,
And there be none to deliver:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:23 - Whoever offers praise glorifies Me;
And to him who orders his conduct aright
I will show the salvation of God.”
NKJV Footnotes
Septuagint, Syriac, Targum, and Vulgate read ran.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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

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