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.”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 50

真正的敬拜

亞薩的詩。

1從日出之地到日落之處,
大能的上帝耶和華召喚世人。
上帝的光輝從完美的錫安發出。
我們的上帝來臨,
並非悄然無聲,
祂前面有烈火燃燒,
周圍有暴風怒吼。
祂召喚天地,
為要審判祂的子民。
祂說:「把我忠心的子民——那些藉著獻祭和我立約的人招聚到我這裡。」
諸天宣揚上帝的公義,
因為祂是審判官。(細拉)

祂說:「我的子民啊,聽我說!
以色列啊,我要指控你!
我是上帝,是你的上帝。
我責怪你,不是因為你的祭物,
也不是因為你經常獻給我的燔祭。
我不需要你棚裡的公牛和圈裡的山羊,
10 因為林中的百獸是我的,
群山上的牲畜是我的。
11 山中的飛鳥和田野的動物都是我的。
12 就是我餓了,也不用告訴你,
因為世界和其中的一切都是我的。
13 難道我吃公牛的肉,
喝山羊的血嗎?
14 你要向上帝獻上感恩祭,
向至高者恪守諾言,
15 在患難中呼求我,
我必拯救你,你必尊崇我。」

16 但上帝對惡人說:
「你怎能背誦我的律法,
談論我的約?
17 你憎惡我的管教,
把我的話拋在腦後。
18 你見了盜賊就與他同流合污,
又喜歡與淫亂的人交往。
19 你滿口惡言,謊話連篇,
20 肆意譭謗自己的同胞兄弟。
21 我對你的所作所為默然不語,
你就以為我與你是同道。
現在我要責備你,
當面指出你的罪狀。
22 忘記上帝的人啊,
你們要省察,
免得我毀滅你們,
那時誰也救不了你們。
23 向我獻上感恩就是尊崇我,
我必拯救走正路的人。」