Psalm 50:22
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New International Version
"Consider this, you who forget God, or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:

New Living Translation
Repent, all of you who forget me, or I will tear you apart, and no one will help you.

English Standard Version
“Mark this, then, you who forget God, lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver!

New American Standard Bible
"Now consider this, you who forget God, Or I will tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.

King James Bible
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Understand this, you who forget God, or I will tear you apart, and there will be no one to rescue you.

International Standard Version
Consider this, you who have forgotten God— Otherwise, I will tear you in pieces and there will be no deliverer:

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

New Heart English Bible
"Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you into pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Understand this, those who forget God, lest you be crushed and there is no one to deliver.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Consider this, you people who forget God. Otherwise, I will tear you to pieces, and there will be no one left to rescue you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now consider this, ye that forget God, Lest I tear in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

New American Standard 1977
“Now consider this, you who forget God,
            Lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I take you away, and there be none to deliver.

King James 2000 Bible
Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

American King James Version
Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

American Standard Version
Now consider this, ye that forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Understand these things, you that forget God; lest he snatch you away, and there be none to deliver you.

Darby Bible Translation
Now consider this, ye that forget +God, lest I tear in pieces, and there be no deliverer.

English Revised Version
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver:

Webster's Bible Translation
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

World English Bible
"Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you into pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Young's Literal Translation
Understand this, I pray you, Ye who are forgetting God, Lest I tear, and there is no deliverer.
Study Bible
The Mighty One Calls
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. 23"He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God."…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:39
'See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.

Job 8:13
"So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the godless will perish,

Psalm 7:2
Or he will tear my soul like a lion, Dragging me away, while there is none to deliver.

Psalm 9:17
The wicked will return to Sheol, Even all the nations who forget God.

Psalm 18:41
They cried for help, but there was none to save, Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.

Isaiah 43:13
"Even from eternity I am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?"

Hosea 5:14
For I will be like a lion to Ephraim And like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear to pieces and go away, I will carry away, and there will be none to deliver.

Hosea 13:8
I will encounter them like a bear robbed of her cubs, And I will tear open their chests; There I will also devour them like a lioness, As a wild beast would tear them.

Micah 5:8
The remnant of Jacob Will be among the nations, Among many peoples Like a lion among the beasts of the forest, Like a young lion among flocks of sheep, Which, if he passes through, Tramples down and tears, And there is none to rescue.

Zechariah 11:6
"For I will no longer have pity on the inhabitants of the land," declares the LORD; "but behold, I will cause the men to fall, each into another's power and into the power of his king; and they will strike the land, and I will not deliver them from their power."
Treasury of Scripture

Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

consider

Deuteronomy 32:18 Of the Rock that begat you you are unmindful, and have forgotten …

Ecclesiastes 7:14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: …

Ezekiel 18:28 Because he considers, and turns away from all his transgressions …

Haggai 1:5 Now therefore thus said the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.

Luke 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of …

forget

Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Psalm 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after …

Job 8:13 So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

Isaiah 51:13 And forget the LORD your maker, that has stretched forth the heavens, …

Jeremiah 2:32 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people …

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected …

I tear

John 5:14 Afterward Jesus finds him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, …

John 13:8 Peter said to him, You shall never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, …

Revelation 6:16,17 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from …

none

Psalm 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there …

2 Samuel 22:42 They looked, but there was none to save; even to the LORD, but he …

Amos 2:14 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong …

Micah 5:8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the middle …

Verse 22. - Now consider this, ye that forget God. Having been "reproved," the wicked are now, in conclusion, exhorted and warned. "Consider this;" i.e. take it to heart, reflect upon it, let it sink deeply into your minds and consciences, and act upon it. Lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. A most awful threat. To "tear in pieces" is the act of a wild beast (Psalm 7:2). Job declares that God "teareth him;" but otherwise the expression is scarcely used of Divine chastisements. Certainly, if God, in his anger, lays hold upon a man to punish him, there is no possible deliverance at the hand of any other man (Psalm 49:7, 8). Deliverance, if it comes at all, must come from the Redeemer within the Godhead. Now consider this,.... The evils that had been committed, and repent of them; for repentance is an after thought and reconsideration of sin, and humiliation for it; that the Lord, was not like them, not an approver of sin, but a reprover for it; and what would be their latter end, what all this would issue in, in case of impenitence;

ye that forget God; that there is a God, his being, perfections, word, works, and benefits;

lest I tear you in pieces; as a lion, leopard, or bear; see Hosea 13:7; which was accomplished in the destruction of Jerusalem; when both their civil and ecclesiastical state were torn in pieces; their city and temple levelled with the ground, and not one stone left upon another; and they scattered about in the earth;

and there be none to deliver; which denotes their utter and irreparable ruin, till the time comes they shall turn to the Lord; see Isaiah 42:22. 22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

"Now" or oh! it is a word of entreaty, for the Lord is loth even to let the most ungodly run on to destruction. "Consider this;" take these truths to heart, ye who trust in ceremonies and ye who live in vice, for both of you sin in that "ye forget God." Bethink you how unaccepted you are, and turn unto the Lord. See how you have mocked the eternal, and repent of your iniquities. "Lest I tear you in pieces," as a lion rends his prey, "and there be none to deliver," no Saviour, no refuge, no hope. Ye reject the Mediator: beware, for ye will sorely need one in the day of wrath, and none will be near to plead for you. How terrible, how complete, how painful, how humiliating, will be the destruction of the wicked! God uses no soft words, or velvet metaphors, nor may his servants do so when they speak of the wrath to come. O reader, consider this. 22. forget God—This denotes unmindfulness of His true character.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.
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