Psalm 50:14
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New International Version
"Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High,

New Living Translation
Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.

English Standard Version
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High,

New American Standard Bible
"Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving And pay your vows to the Most High;

King James Bible
Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sacrifice a thank offering to God, and pay your vows to the Most High.

International Standard Version
Offer to God a thanksgiving praise; pay your vows to the Most High.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Offer thanksgiving to God and fulfill your vows to The Highest.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Bring [your] thanks to God as a sacrifice, and keep your vows to the Most High.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Sacrifice praise unto God and pay thy vows unto the most High

King James 2000 Bible
Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay your vows unto the most High:

American King James Version
Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay your vows to the most High:

American Standard Version
Offer unto God the sacrifice of thanksgiving; And pay thy vows unto the Most High:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Offer to God the sacrifice of praise: and pay thy vows to the most High.

Darby Bible Translation
Offer unto God thanksgiving, and perform thy vows unto the Most High;

English Revised Version
Offer unto God the sacrifice of thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the Most High:

Webster's Bible Translation
Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows to the Most High:

World English Bible
Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving. Pay your vows to the Most High.

Young's Literal Translation
Sacrifice to God confession, And complete to the Most High thy vows.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

50:7-15 To obey is better than sacrifice, and to love God and our neighbour better than all burnt-offerings. We are here warned not to rest in these performances. And let us beware of resting in any form. God demands the heart, and how can human inventions please him, when repentance, faith, and holiness are neglected? In the day of distress we must apply to the Lord by fervent prayer. Our troubles, though we see them coming from God's hand, must drive us to him, not drive us from him. We must acknowledge him in all our ways, depend upon his wisdom, power, and goodness, and refer ourselves wholly to him, and so give him glory. Thus must we keep up communion with God; meeting him with prayers under trials, and with praises in deliverances. A believing supplicant shall not only be graciously answered as to his petition, and so have cause for praising God, but shall also have grace to praise him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 14. - Offer unto God thanksgiving. The one offering acceptable to God is praise and thanksgiving out of a pure heart. This was designed to be the accompaniment of all sacrifice, and was the ground of acceptability in every case where sacrifice was acceptable. And pay thy vows unto the Most High; i.e. "and so pay thy vows." So offer thy worship, and it will be accepted.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Offer unto God thanksgiving,.... Which is a sacrifice, Psalm 50:23; and the Jews say (x), that all sacrifices will cease in future time, the times of the Messiah, but the sacrifice of praise; and this should be offered up for all mercies, temporal and spiritual; and unto God, because they all come from him; and because such sacrifices are well pleasing to him, and are no other than our reasonable service, and agreeably to his will; and then are they offered up aright when they are offered up through Christ, the great High Priest, by whom they are acceptable unto God, and upon him the altar, which sanctifies every gift, and by faith in him, without which it is impossible to please God. Some render the word "confession" (y); and in all thanksgivings it is necessary that men should confess their sins and unworthiness, and acknowledge the goodness of God, and ascribe all the glory to him; for to him, and him only, is this sacrifice to be offered: not to man; for that would be to sacrifice to his own net, and burn incense to his drag;

and pay thy vows unto the most High: meaning not ceremonial ones, as the vow of the Nazarite; nor to offer such and such a sacrifice, since these are distinguished from and opposed unto the sacrifices of the ceremonial law before mentioned; and much less monastic ones, as the vow of celibacy, and abstinence from certain meats at certain times; but moral, or spiritual and evangelical ones; such as devoting one's self to the Lord and to his service and worship, under the influence and in the strength of grace; signified by saying, I am the Lord's, and the giving up ourselves to him and to his churches, to walk with them in all his commands and ordinances, to which his love and grace constrain and oblige; see Isaiah 44:5; and particularly by them may be meant giving God the glory and praise of every mercy and deliverance, as was promised previous to it; hence those are put together, Psalm 65:1. This Scripture does not oblige to the making of vows, but to the payment of them when made; see Ecclesiastes 5:4; and may refer to everything a man lays himself in a solemn manner under obligation to perform, especially in religious affairs.

(x) Vajikra Rabba, fol. 153. 1. & 168. 4. (y) "confessionem", Montanus, Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis; so Ainsworth.

Psalm 50:14 Additional Commentaries
The Mighty One Calls
13"Shall I eat the flesh of bulls Or drink the blood of male goats? 14"Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving And pay your vows to the Most High; 15Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me."…
Cross References
Romans 12:1
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship.

Hebrews 13:15
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise--the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.

Numbers 30:2
When a man makes a vow to the LORD or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said.

Deuteronomy 23:21
If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to pay it, for the LORD your God will certainly demand it of you and you will be guilty of sin.

Job 33:26
then that person can pray to God and find favor with him, they will see God's face and shout for joy; he will restore them to full well-being.

Psalm 22:25
From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.

Psalm 27:6
Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.

Psalm 50:23
Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blameless I will show my salvation."

Psalm 54:6
I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, LORD, for it is good.

Psalm 56:12
I am under vows to you, my God; I will present my thank offerings to you.

Psalm 61:8
Then I will ever sing in praise of your name and fulfill my vows day after day.

Psalm 65:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song. Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled.

Psalm 69:30
I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 107:22
Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.

Psalm 116:14
I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.

Psalm 116:17
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD.

Ecclesiastes 5:4
When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow.

Hosea 14:2
Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to him: "Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips.

Jonah 1:16
At this the men greatly feared the LORD, and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD and made vows to him.

Jonah 2:9
But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, 'Salvation comes from the LORD.'"
Treasury of Scripture

Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay your vows to the most High:


Psalm 50:23 Whoever offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conversation …

Psalm 69:30,31 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with …

Psalm 107:21,22 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful …

Psalm 147:1 Praise you the LORD: for it is good to sing praises to our God; for …

Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say to him, Take away …

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ …

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, …

1 Peter 2:5,9 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy …


Psalm 56:12 Your vows are on me, O God: I will render praises to you.

Psalm 76:11 Vow, and pay to the LORD your God: let all that be round about him …

Psalm 116:12-14,17,18 What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits toward me…

Leviticus 27:2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When a man shall …

Numbers 30:2 If a man vow a vow to the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul …

Deuteronomy 23:21 When you shall vow a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not slack …

Ecclesiastes 5:4,5 When you vow a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure …

Nahum 1:15 Behold on the mountains the feet of him that brings good tidings, …

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