Psalm 50:3
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New International Version
Our God comes and will not be silent; a fire devours before him, and around him a tempest rages.

New Living Translation
Our God approaches, and he is not silent. Fire devours everything in his way, and a great storm rages around him.

English Standard Version
Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty tempest.

New American Standard Bible
May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, And it is very tempestuous around Him.

King James Bible
Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Our God is coming; He will not be silent! Devouring fire precedes Him, and a storm rages around Him.

International Standard Version
Our God has appeared and he has not been silent; a devouring fire blazed before him, and a mighty storm swirled around him.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God will come and will not be silent, and fire will devour before him, and it will storm around him greatly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Our God will come and will not remain silent. A devouring fire is in front of him and a raging storm around him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Our God shall come and shall not keep silence; a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

King James 2000 Bible
Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

American King James Version
Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

American Standard Version
Our God cometh, and doth not keep silence: A fire devoureth before him, And it is very tempestuous round about him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God shall come manifestly: our God shall come, and shall not keep silence. A fire shall burn before him: and a mighty tempest shall be round about him.

Darby Bible Translation
Our God will come, and will not keep silence: fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

English Revised Version
Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous around him.

World English Bible
Our God comes, and does not keep silent. A fire devours before him. It is very stormy around him.

Young's Literal Translation
Our God cometh, and is not silent, Fire before Him doth devour, And round about him it hath been very tempestuous.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

50:1-6 This psalm is a psalm of instruction. It tells of the coming of Christ and the day of judgment, in which God will call men to account; and the Holy Ghost is the Spirit of judgement. All the children of men are concerned to know the right way of worshipping the Lord, in spirit and in truth. In the great day, our God shall come, and make those hear his judgement who would not hearken to his law. Happy are those who come into the covenant of grace, by faith in the Redeemer's atoning sacrifice, and show the sincerity of their love by fruits of righteousness. When God rejects the services of those who rest in outside performances, he will graciously accept those who seek him aright. It is only by sacrifice, by Christ, the great Sacrifice, from whom the sacrifices of the law derived what value they had, that we can be accepted of God. True and righteous are his judgments; even sinners' own consciences will be forced to acknowledge the righteousness of God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence; rather, and let him not keep silence. Let him call attention to his "coming," that his judgment may be widely known. A fire (rather, fire) shall devour before him (comp. Psalm 21:9). And it shall be very tempestuous round about him. So in all theophanies (see Exodus 19:16; 1 Kings 19:11; Job 38:1; Psalm 18:13; Psalm 97:2-5; Acts 2:2; Revelation 4:5, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Our God shall come,.... That is, Christ, who is truly and properly God, and who was promised and expected as a divine Person; and which was necessary on account of the work he came about; and believers claim an interest in him as their God; and he is their God, in whom they trust, and whom they worship: and this coming of his is to be understood, not of his coming in the flesh; for though that was promised, believed, and prayed for, as these words are by some rendered, "may our God come" (r); yet at his first coming he was silent, his voice was not heard in the streets, Matthew 12:19; nor did any fire or tempest attend that: nor is it to be interpreted of his second coming, or coming to judgment; for though that also is promised, believed, and prayed for; and when he will not be silent, but by his voice will raise the dead, summon all before him, and pronounce the sentence on all; and the world, and all that is therein, will be burnt with fire, and a horrible tempest rained upon the wicked; yet it is better to understand it of his coming to set up his kingdom in the world, and to punish his professing people for their disbelief and rejection of him; see Matthew 16:28;

and shall not keep silence; contain himself, bear with the Jews any longer, but come forth in his wrath against them; see Psalm 50:21; and it may also denote the great sound of the Gospel, and the very public ministration of it in the Gentile world, at or before this time, for the enlargement of Christ's kingdom in it;

a fire shall devour before him; meaning either the fire of the divine word making its way among the Gentiles, consuming their idolatry, superstition, &c. or rather the fire of divine wrath coming upon the Jews to the uttermost and even it may be literally understood of the fire that consumed their city and temple, as was predicted, Zechariah 11:1;

and it shall be very tempestuous round about him; the time of Jerusalem's destruction being such a time of trouble as has not been since the world began, Matthew 24:21.

(r) "veniat", Junius & Tremellius; so Ainsworth.



Psalm 50:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Mighty One Calls
2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth. 3May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, And it is very tempestuous around Him. 4He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people:…
Cross References
Leviticus 10:2
So fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.

Numbers 16:35
And fire came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.

Psalm 18:8
Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.

Psalm 18:12
Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning.

Psalm 18:13
The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.

Psalm 21:9
When you appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace. The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath, and his fire will consume them.

Psalm 96:13
Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Psalm 97:3
Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.

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--

Daniel 7:10
A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.
Treasury of Scripture

Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

Our

Psalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even to death.

Psalm 68:20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and to GOD the Lord belong …

Revelation 22:20 He which testifies these things said, Surely I come quickly. Amen. …

keep

Psalm 50:21 These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thought that …

Psalm 83:1 Keep not you silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.

Isaiah 42:13,14 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy …

Isaiah 65:6,7 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will …

a fire

Psalm 97:3 A fire goes before him, and burns up his enemies round about.

Exodus 19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended …

Leviticus 10:2 And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they …

Numbers 16:35 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred …

Deuteronomy 9:3 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD your God is he which …

1 Kings 19:11,12 And he said, Go forth, and stand on the mount before the LORD. And, …

Daniel 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands …

Nahum 1:5-7 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is …

Habakkuk 3:5 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.

Malachi 3:2,3 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when …

Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the …

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, …

2 Thessalonians 1:8,9 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that …

Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the …

Hebrews 10:28,29 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses…

Hebrews 12:18-21,29 For you are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that …

it shall

Psalm 18:7-15 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills …

Psalm 97:4,5 His lightning enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled…

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