Psalm 50

Psalm 50  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 6
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A Psalm of Asaph.
EL, Elohim, Jehovah, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going
down thereof.
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, Elohim hath shined.
Our Elohim shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for Elohim is judge himself. Selah.
Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am Elohim, even thy Elohim.
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof.
Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
Offer unto Elohim thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto Gnelion:
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver is thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
But unto the wicked Elohim saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.
Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou so slanderest thine own mother's son.
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
Now consider this, ye that forget Eloah, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I skew the salvation of Elohim.
This arraignment of Israel contains the grand principles of Elohim's judgments towards them.
50.-A judgment as to the living, in the land; 1-4 apprehended by faith; 5, 6 announced by the Judge; 7-15 Elohim’s address in court; 16-21 to the wicked; 22 exhortation to such; 23 to his own.