New American Standard Bible

Psalm 50

God the Judge of the Righteous and the Wicked.

A Psalm of [a]Asaph.

1The Mighty One, God, the Lord, has spoken,
And summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God has shone forth.
May our God come and not keep silence;
Fire devours before Him,
And it is very tempestuous around Him.
He summons the heavens above,
And the earth, to judge His people:
“Gather My godly ones to Me,
Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”
And the heavens declare His righteousness,
For God Himself is judge. [b]Selah.

“Hear, O My people, and I will speak;
O Israel, I will testify [c]against you;
I am God, your God.
“I do not reprove you for your sacrifices,
And your burnt offerings are continually before Me.
“I shall take no young bull out of your house
Nor male goats out of your folds.
10 “For every beast of the forest is Mine,
The cattle on a thousand hills.
11 “I know every bird of the mountains,
And everything that moves in the field is [d]Mine.
12 “If I were hungry I would not tell you,
For the world is Mine, and [e]all it contains.
13 “Shall I eat the flesh of [f]bulls
Or drink the blood of male goats?
14 “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving
And pay your vows to the Most High;
15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”

16 But to the wicked God says,
“What right have you to tell of My statutes
And to take My covenant in your mouth?
17 “For you hate discipline,
And you cast My words behind you.
18 “When you see a thief, you [g]are pleased with him,
And [h]you associate with adulterers.
19 “You [i]let your mouth loose in evil
And your tongue frames deceit.
20 “You sit and speak against your brother;
You slander your own mother’s son.
21 “These things you have done and I kept silence;
You thought that I was just like you;
I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.

22 “Now consider this, you who forget God,
Or I will tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.
23 “He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me;
And to him who [j]orders his way aright
I shall show the salvation of God.”

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 50:1 1 Chr 15:17; 2 Chr 29:30
  2. Psalm 50:6 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  3. Psalm 50:7 Or to
  4. Psalm 50:11 Or in My mind; lit with Me
  5. Psalm 50:12 Lit its fullness
  6. Psalm 50:13 Lit strong ones
  7. Psalm 50:18 Some ancient versions read run together
  8. Psalm 50:18 Lit your part is with
  9. Psalm 50:19 Lit send
  10. Psalm 50:23 Lit sets

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 50

Psalm 50

A psalm of Asaph.

The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks.
    He calls out to the earth
from the sunrise in the east
    to the sunset in the west.
From Zion, perfect and beautiful,
    God’s glory shines out.
Our God comes, and he won’t be silent.
    A burning fire goes ahead of him.
    A terrible storm is all around him.
He calls out to heaven and earth to be his witnesses.
    Then he judges his people.
He says, “Gather this holy people around me.
    They made a covenant with me by offering a sacrifice.”
The heavens announce that what God decides is right.
    That’s because he is a God of justice.

God says, “Listen, my people, and I will speak.
    I will be a witness against you, Israel.
    I am God, your God.
I don’t bring charges against you because of your sacrifices.
    I don’t bring charges because of the burnt offerings you always bring me.
I don’t need a bull from your barn.
    I don’t need goats from your pens.
10 Every animal in the forest already belongs to me.
    And so do the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I own every bird in the mountains.
    The insects in the fields belong to me.
12 If I were hungry, I wouldn’t tell you.
    The world belongs to me. And so does everything in it.
13 Do I eat the meat of bulls?
    Do I drink the blood of goats?
14 Bring me thank offerings, because I am your God.
    Carry out the promises you made to me, because I am the Most High God.
15 Call out to me when trouble comes.
    I will save you. And you will honor me.”

16 But here is what God says to a sinful person.

“What right do you have to speak the words of my laws?
    How dare you speak the words of my covenant!
17 You hate my teaching.
    You turn your back on what I say.
18 When you see a thief, you join him.
    You make friends with those who commit adultery.
19 You use your mouth to speak evil.
    You use your tongue to spread lies.
20 You are a witness against your brother.
    You always tell lies about your own mother’s son.
21 When you did these things, I kept silent.
    So you thought I was just like you.
But now I’m going to bring you to court.
    I will bring charges against you.

22 “You who forget God, think about this.
    If you don’t, I will tear you to pieces.
    No one will be able to save you.
23 People who sacrifice thank offerings to me honor me.
    To those who are without blame I will show my power to save.”