Psalm 50:1-Psalm 51:1 - God As Judge
1 A psalm of Asaph.
He summons the earth from east to west.
God appears in radiance.
Devouring fire precedes Him,
and a storm rages around Him.
in order to judge His people.
those who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”
for God is the Judge.
I will testify against you, Israel.
I am God, your God.
or for your burnt offerings,
which are continually before Me.
or male goats from your pens,
the cattle on a thousand hills.
and the creatures of the field are Mine.
for the world and everything in it is Mine.
or drink the blood of goats?
and pay your vows to the Most High.
I will rescue you, and you will honor Me.”
“What right do you have to recite My statutes
and to take My covenant on your lips?
and turn your back on My words.
you make friends with him,
and you associate with adulterers.
and harness your tongue for deceit.
slandering your mother’s son.
you thought I was just like you.
But I will rebuke you
and lay out the case before you.
or I will tear you apart,
and there will be no one to rescue you.
and whoever orders his conduct,
I will show him the salvation of God.”
1 For the choir director. A Davidic psalm, when Nathan the prophet came to him after he had gone to Bathsheba.
according to Your faithful love;
according to Your abundant compassion,
blot out my rebellion.