Thematic Bible

Psalm 50:1 (show verse)

A psalm by Asaph. El, God, the Lord speaks, and summons the earth to come from the east and west.

Psalm 50:2 (show verse)

From Zion, the most beautiful of all places, God comes in splendor.

Psalm 50:3 (show verse)

Our God approaches and is not silent; consuming fire goes ahead of him and all around him a storm rages.

Psalm 50:4 (show verse)

He summons the heavens above, as well as the earth, so that he might judge his people.

Psalm 50:5 (show verse)

He says: "Assemble my covenant people before me, those who ratified a covenant with me by sacrifice!"

Psalm 50:6 (show verse)

The heavens declare his fairness, for God is judge. (Selah)

Psalm 50:7 (show verse)

He says: "Listen my people! I am speaking! Listen Israel! I am accusing you! I am God, your God!

Psalm 50:8 (show verse)

I am not condemning you because of your sacrifices, or because of your burnt sacrifices that you continually offer me.

Psalm 50:9 (show verse)

I do not need to take a bull from your household or goats from your sheepfolds.

Psalm 50:10 (show verse)

For every wild animal in the forest belongs to me, as well as the cattle that graze on a thousand hills.

Psalm 50:11 (show verse)

I keep track of every bird in the hills, and the insects of the field are mine.

Psalm 50:12 (show verse)

Even if I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and all it contains belong to me.

Psalm 50:13 (show verse)

Do I eat the flesh of bulls? Do I drink the blood of goats?

Psalm 50:14 (show verse)

Present to God a thank-offering! Repay your vows to the sovereign One!

Psalm 50:15 (show verse)

Pray to me when you are in trouble! I will deliver you, and you will honor me!"

Psalm 50:16 (show verse)

God says this to the evildoer: "How can you declare my commands, and talk about my covenant?

Psalm 50:17 (show verse)

For you hate instruction and reject my words.

Psalm 50:18 (show verse)

When you see a thief, you join him; you associate with men who are unfaithful to their wives.

Psalm 50:19 (show verse)

You do damage with words, and use your tongue to deceive.

Psalm 50:20 (show verse)

You plot against your brother; you slander your own brother.

Psalm 50:21 (show verse)

When you did these things, I was silent, so you thought I was exactly like you. But now I will condemn you and state my case against you!

Psalm 50:22 (show verse)

Carefully consider this, you who reject God! Otherwise I will rip you to shreds and no one will be able to rescue you.

Psalm 50:23 (show verse)

Whoever presents a thank-offering honors me. To whoever obeys my commands, I will reveal my power to deliver."