Psalm 50:1-Psalm 51:1 - God As Judge
1 chanting to Asaph. The God of gods, Jehovah spike, and he will call the earth from the rising of the sun even to its going down. 2 Out of Zion the perfection of beauty, God shone forth. 3 Our God shall come, and he will not be silent: a fire shall consume before him, and it stormed greatly round about him. 4 He will call to the heavens from above, and to the earth to judge his people. 5 Gather ye my godly ones to me, they cutting out my covenant upon sacrifice 6 And the heavens shall announce his justice: for God himself the judge. Silence.
7 Hear ye, my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God thy God. 8 Not for thy sacrifices will I reprove thee and for thy burnt-offerings, being always before me. 9 I will not take a bullock from thy house, from thy fold, he goats. 10 For to me all the beasts of the forest, the cattle upon a thousand mountains. 11 I knew all the birds of the mountains and the moving things of the field with me. 12 If I shall hunger I shall not say to thee; for to me the habitable globe, and its fulness. 13 Shall I eat the flesh of the strong ones, and shall I drink the blood of goats? 14 Sacrifice to God thanksgiving, and repay thy vows to the Most High: 15 And call upon me in the day of straits: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt honor me.
16 And to the unjust one God said, What to thee to recount my law, and thou wilt lift up my covenant upon thy mouth? 17 And thou hatedst instruction, and thou wilt cast my words behind thee. 18 If thou sawest a thief, and thou wilt run with him, and thy portion with those committing adultery. 19 Thou sentest thy month into evil, and thy tongue will contrive deceit 20 Thou wilt sit, and thou wilt speak against thy brother; against the son of thy, mother thou wilt give a stumbling-block. 21 These things thou didst and I was silent; thou thoughtest, being, I shall be like to thee: I will reprove thee, and I will set it in order before thine eyes.
1 To the overseer: chanting to David; In the coming to him of Nathan the prophet, when he went in to Bathsheba. Compassionate me, O God, according to thy mercy: according to the Multitude of thy compassions wipe away my transgressions.