50:1 <A Psalm. Of Asaph.> The God of gods, even the Lord, has sent out his voice, and the earth is full of fear; from the coming up of the sun to its going down.
50:2 From Zion, most beautiful of places, God has sent out his light.
50:3 Our God will come, and will not keep quiet; with fire burning before him, and storm-winds round him.
50:4 His voice will go out to the heavens and to the earth, for the judging of his people:
50:5 Let my saints come together to me; those who have made an agreement with me by offerings.
50:6 And let the heavens make clear his righteousness; for God himself is the judge. (Selah.)
50:7 Give ear, O my people, to my words; O Israel, I will be a witness against you; I am God, even your God.
50:8 I will not take up a cause against you because of your offerings, or because of your burned offerings, which are ever before me.
50:9 I will take no ox out of your house, or he-goats from your flocks;
50:10 For every beast of the woodland is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.
50:11 I see all the birds of the mountains, and the beasts of the field are mine.
50:12 If I had need of food, I would not give you word of it; for the earth is mine and all its wealth.
50:13 Am I to take the flesh of the ox for my food, or the blood of goats for my drink?
50:14 Make an offering of praise to God; keep the agreements which you have made with the Most High;
50:15 Let your voice come up to me in the day of trouble; I will be your saviour, so that you may give glory to me.
50:16 But to the sinner, God says, What are you doing, talking of my laws, or taking the words of my agreement in your mouth?
50:17 Seeing that you have no desire for my teaching, turning your back on my words.
50:18 When you saw a thief, you were in agreement with him, and you were joined with those who took other men's wives.
50:19 You have given your mouth to evil, your tongue to words of deceit.
50:20 You say evil of your brother; you make false statements against your mother's son.
50:21 These things have you done, and I said nothing; it seemed to you that I was such a one as yourself; but I will make a protest against you, and put them in order before your eyes.
50:22 Now keep this in mind, you who have no memory of God, for fear that you may be crushed under my hand, with no one to give you help:
50:23 Whoever makes an offering of praise gives glory to me; and to him who is upright in his ways I will make clear the salvation of God.