New Translation Psalms 50

Psalm 50  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 6
Book Second
1 A psalm of Asaph. God,1 God Jehovah, hath spoken and hath called the earth from the rising of the sun unto its setting.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
3 Our God shall come and shall not be silent; a fire consumeth before him and hath been very tempestuous round about him.
4 He calleth unto the heavens from above,2 and unto the earth to judge his people.
5 Gather together my saints unto me, making my covenant by3 sacrifice.
6 And the heavens declare his righteousness, for God [is] judge himself. Selah.
7 Hearken, Ο my people, and let me speak, Ο Israel, and let me testify against thee: God, thy God, [am] I will not reproach thee because of thy sacrifices and thy burnt-offerings continually before me.
9 I will not take a bullock out of thy house, [nor] he-goats from thy folds.
10 For unto me [belongeth] every beast of the forest, the cattle upon a thousand hills.4
11 I have known every bird of the hills, and the wealth of the fields is with me.
12 If I were hungry I would not tell thee, for unto me [belongeth] the world and its fullness.
13 Shall I eat the flesh of bulls5 and shall I drink the blood of he-goats?
14 Sacrifice unto God thanks-giving, and perform unto the Most High thy vows.
15 And call upon me in the day of distress: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
16 And to the wicked one God hath said, What hast thou to do6 to declare my statutes? and thou hast taken my covenant into thy mouth.
17 But thou hast hated correction and hast cast my words behind thee.
18 If thou sawest a thief, then thou didst associate with7 him, and with adulterers [has been] thy portion.
19 Thy mouth thou hast let loose unto evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
20 Thou sittest, thou speakest against thy brother; against the son of thy mother dost thou utter destruction.
21 These things hast thou done, and I have been silent; thou hast imagined [that] I have been altogether like thyself; I will rebuke thee and will set in order before thine eyes.
22 Consider this, I pray, ye forgetters of God, lest I tear in pieces and there be no deliverer.
23 He who sacrificeth praise glorifieth me, and him who considereth8 his way will I cause to see the salvation of God.