Psalms 50:1-15 NIV

Psalms 50:1-15

Psalm 50

A psalm of Asaph.

The Mighty One, God, the Lord,

speaks and summons the earth

from the rising of the sun to where it sets.

From Zion, perfect in beauty,

God shines forth.

Our God comes

and will not be silent;

a fire devours before him,

and around him a tempest rages.

He summons the heavens above,

and the earth, that he may judge his people:

“Gather to me this consecrated people,

who made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”

And the heavens proclaim his righteousness,

for he is a God of justice.50:6 With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text for God himself is judge50:6 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

“Listen, my people, and I will speak;

I will testify against you, Israel:

I am God, your God.

I bring no charges against you concerning your sacrifices

or concerning your burnt offerings, which are ever before me.

I have no need of a bull from your stall

or of goats from your pens,

for every animal of the forest is mine,

and the cattle on a thousand hills.

I know every bird in the mountains,

and the insects in the fields are mine.

If I were hungry I would not tell you,

for the world is mine, and all that is in it.

Do I eat the flesh of bulls

or drink the blood of goats?

“Sacrifice thank offerings to God,

fulfill your vows to the Most High,

and call on me in the day of trouble;

I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”

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