Psalms – Chapter 50

The Bible – Old Testament

Psalms

Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.49. 50. 51.149. 150.

Psalms

Chapter 50

1

A psalm of Asaph. 1 The LORD, the God of gods, has spoken and summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

2

From Zion God shines forth. perfect in beauty.

3

Our God comes and will not be silent! Devouring fire precedes, storming fiercely round about.

4

God summons the heavens above and the earth to the judgment of his people:

5

“Gather my faithful ones before me, those who made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”

6

The heavens proclaim divine justice, for God alone is the judge. Selah

7

“Listen, my people, I will speak; Israel, I will testify against you; God, your God, am I.

8

Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you, nor for your holocausts, set before me daily.

9

I need no bullock from your house, no goats from your fold.

10

For every animal of the forest is mine, beasts by the thousands on my mountains.

11

I know every bird of the heavens; the creatures of the field belong to me.

12

Were I hungry, I would not tell you, for mine is the world and all that fills it.

13

Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?

14

Offer praise as your sacrifice to God; fulfill your vows to the Most High.

15

Then call on me in time of distress; I will rescue you, and you shall honor me.”

16

But to the wicked God says: “Why do you recite my commandments and profess my covenant with your lips?

17

You hate discipline; you cast my words behind you!

18

When you see thieves, you befriend them; with adulterers you throw in your lot.

19

You give your mouth free rein for evil; you harness your tongue to deceit.

20

You sit maligning your own kin, slandering the child of your own mother.

21

When you do these things should I be silent? Or do you think that I am like you? I accuse you, I lay the charge before you.

22

“Understand this, you who forget God, lest I attack you with no one to rescue.

23

Those who offer praise as a sacrifice honor me; to the obedient I will show the salvation of God.”

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1 [Psalm 50] A covenant lawsuit stating that the sacrifice God really wants is the sacrifice of praise accompanied by genuine obedience (cf  Micah 6:1-8). It begins with a theophany and the summoning of the court ( Psalm 50:1-6). Then in direct address God explains what is required of the faithful ( Psalm 50:7-15), rebukes the hypocritical worshiper ( Psalm 50:16-21), and concludes with a threat and a promise ( Psalm 50:22-23; cf  Isaiah 1:19-20).

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Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.49. 50. 51.149. 150.

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