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Salmos 50

Salmo de Asaf.

1Habla el Señor, el Dios de dioses:
    convoca a la tierra de oriente a occidente.
Dios resplandece desde Sión,
    la ciudad bella y perfecta.
Nuestro Dios viene, pero no en silencio;
    lo precede un fuego que todo lo destruye,
    y en torno suyo ruge la tormenta.
Dios convoca a los cielos y a la tierra,
    para que presencien el juicio de su pueblo:
«Reúnanme a los consagrados,
    a los que pactaron conmigo mediante un sacrificio».
El cielo proclama la justicia divina:
    ¡Dios mismo es el juez! Selah

«Escucha, pueblo mío, que voy a hablar;
    Israel, voy a testificar contra ti:
    ¡Yo soy tu Dios, el único Dios!
No te reprendo por tus sacrificios
    ni por tus holocaustos, que siempre me ofreces.
No necesito becerros de tu establo
    ni machos cabríos de tus apriscos,
10 pues míos son los animales del bosque,
    y mío también el ganado de los cerros.
11 Conozco a las aves de las alturas;
    todas las bestias del campo son mías.
12 Si yo tuviera hambre, no te lo diría,
    pues mío es el mundo, y todo lo que contiene.
13 ¿Acaso me alimento con carne de toros,
    o con sangre de machos cabríos?
14 ¡Ofrece a Dios tu gratitud,
    cumple tus promesas al Altísimo!
15 Invócame en el día de la angustia;
    yo te libraré y tú me honrarás».

16 Pero Dios le dice al malvado:
«¿Qué derecho tienes tú de recitar mis leyes
    o de mencionar mi pacto con tus labios?
17 Mi instrucción, la aborreces;
    mis palabras, las desechas.
18 Ves a un ladrón, y lo acompañas;
    con los adúlteros te identificas.
19 Para lo malo, das rienda suelta a tu boca;
    tu lengua está siempre dispuesta al engaño.
20 Tienes por costumbre hablar contra tu prójimo,
    y aun calumnias a tu propio hermano.
21 Has hecho todo esto, y he guardado silencio;
    ¿acaso piensas que soy como tú?
Pero ahora voy a reprenderte;
    cara a cara voy a denunciarte.

22 »Ustedes que se olvidan de Dios,
    consideren lo que he dicho;
de lo contrario, los haré pedazos,
    y no habrá nadie que los salve.
23 Quien me ofrece su gratitud, me honra;
    al que enmiende su conducta le mostraré mi salvación».

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.”