Psalm 50:21
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New International Version
When you did these things and I kept silent, you thought I was exactly like you. But I now arraign you and set my accusations before you.

New Living Translation
While you did all this, I remained silent, and you thought I didn't care. But now I will rebuke you, listing all my charges against you.

English Standard Version
These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you.

New American Standard Bible
"These things you have done and I kept silence; You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.

King James Bible
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have done these things, and I kept silent; you thought I was just like you. But I will rebuke you and lay out the case before you."

International Standard Version
These things you did, and I kept silent, because you assumed that I was like you. But now I am going to rebuke you, and I will set forth my case before your very own eyes."

NET Bible
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!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“You have done all these things and I have been silent to you; you had hoped that I would be evil like you, but I shall rebuke you and I shall set them in order before your eyes.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you did these things, I remained silent. [That] made you think I was like you. I will argue my point with you and lay it all out for you to see.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou didst think that I was altogether such a one as thyself, but I will reprove thee and set them in order before thine eyes.

King James 2000 Bible
These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was altogether such a one as yourself: but I will rebuke you, and set them in order before your eyes.

American King James Version
These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was altogether such an one as yourself: but I will reprove you, and set them in order before your eyes.

American Standard Version
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself: But I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
these things hast thou done, and I was silent. Thou thoughtest unjustly that I should be like to thee: but I will reprove thee, and set before thy face.

Darby Bible Translation
These [things] hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether as thyself: [but] I will reprove thee, and set [them] in order before thine eyes.

English Revised Version
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

Webster's Bible Translation
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

World English Bible
You have done these things, and I kept silent. You thought that I was just like you. I will rebuke you, and accuse you in front of your eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
These thou didst, and I kept silent, Thou hast thought that I am like thee, I reprove thee, and set in array before thine eyes.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

50:16-23 Hypocrisy is wickedness, which God will judge. And it is too common, for those who declare the Lord's statutes to others, to live in disobedience to them themselves. This delusion arises from the abuse of God's long-suffering, and a wilful mistake of his character and the intention of his gospel. The sins of sinners will be fully proved on them in the judgment of the great day. The day is coming when God will set their sins in order, sins of childhood and youth, of riper age and old age, to their everlasting shame and terror. Let those hitherto forgetful of God, given up to wickedness, or in any way negligent of salvation, consider their urgent danger. The patience of the Lord is very great. It is the more wonderful, because sinners make such ill use of it; but if they turn not, they shall be made to see their error when it is too late. Those that forget God, forget themselves; and it will never be right with them till they consider. Man's chief end is to glorify God: whoso offers praise, glorifies him, and his spiritual sacrifices shall be accepted. We must praise God, sacrifice praise, put it into the hands of the Priest, our Lord Jesus, who is also the altar: we must be fervent in spirit, praising the Lord. Let us thankfully accept God's mercy, and endeavour to glorify him in word and deed.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself. Because God did not interpose openly to punish the sins committed, the transgressor dared to imagine him to be indifferent to sin, "such an one as himself" - no holier, no purer, no more averse to evil. But I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. But now the time is come when I shall no longer keep silence; I shall openly "reprove" thee, and marshal in set order before thee all the wicked deeds which thou hast done. God, as Calvin says, "will lay before them in exact order a full catalogue of their misdeeds, which they must read and own, whether they will or not."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

These things hast thou done,.... "These evil works", as the Targum; which they had done over and over again without remorse, with the greatest pleasure, and with promises of impunity to themselves. This is a confirmation of the charge made by the omniscient God, who saw and knew all their actions;

and I kept silence; spoke not by terrible things in righteousness, deferred the execution of judgment, exercised forbearance and patience, and gave space to repent; which being despised, they were hardened yet more and more in sin; see Ecclesiastes 8:11. This refers to the space of time between the crucifixion of Christ and the destruction of Jerusalem;

thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself; either that he did not see the things committed by them in secret, as the things before mentioned, theft, adultery, slander, and detraction, commonly are; because they could not see such actions done by others: or that he took pleasure in them, as they did, and that he approved of their crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, and of their contempt of his Gospel, and of the persecution of his followers;

but I will reprove thee: not verbally by the ministry of the word, much less effectually and savingly by his Spirit; nor in a way of fatherly correction and chastisement; but by sore judgments; by sending the Roman armies to burn their city and temple, and carry them captive;

and set them in order before thine eyes; that is, their sins, and thereby fully confute their vain imagination, that either he did not take notice of them, or else approved of them. This signifies a formal process against them, as in a court of judicature; bringing in a regular charge and accusation against them, and an orderly disposition of their sins, as to time, place, and circumstances, committed by them, and a strong evidence or thorough conviction of them, so as not to be denied and gainsaid by them: or a setting them in battle array, as in Job 6:4; in rank and file; sins being what war against men, and bring upon them utter ruin and destruction; as the sins of the Jews fought against them, and destroyed them; see Jeremiah 2:19.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21, 22. God, no longer (even in appearance) disregarding such, exposes their sins and threatens a terrible punishment.

Psalm 50:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Mighty One Calls
20"You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother's son. 21"These things you have done and I kept silence; You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes. 22"Now consider this, you who forget God, Or I will tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.…
Cross References
Psalm 90:8
You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.

Ecclesiastes 8:11
When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people's hearts are filled with schemes to do wrong.

Isaiah 42:14
"For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant.

Isaiah 57:11
"Whom have you so dreaded and feared that you have not been true to me, and have neither remembered me nor taken this to heart? Is it not because I have long been silent that you do not fear me?

Isaiah 65:6
"See, it stands written before me: I will not keep silent but will pay back in full; I will pay it back into their laps--

Habakkuk 1:13
Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?
Treasury of Scripture

These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was altogether such an one as yourself: but I will reprove you, and set them in order before your eyes.

I kept

Psalm 50:3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour …

Psalm 109:1-3 Hold not your peace, O God of my praise…

Ecclesiastes 8:11,12 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore …

Isaiah 26:10 Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: …

Isaiah 57:11 And of whom have you been afraid or feared, that you have lied, and …

Romans 2:4,5 Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering…

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; …

thoughest

Psalm 73:11 And they say, How does God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

Psalm 94:7-11 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob …

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that …

Isaiah 40:15-18 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as …

that I was altogether such an on as thyself. Or, as Bishop Horsley renders, `that I AM [Eheyeh] is such an one as thyself.'

Exodus 3:14 And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shall you …

will

Psalm 50:8 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, …

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be …

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

set

Psalm 90:8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light …

Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, …

Amos 8:7 The LORD has sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never …

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who …

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