Psalm 50
King James 2000

A Psalm of Asaph.
God Is a Righteous Judge

1The mighty God, even the LORD, has spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined.

3Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

4He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

5Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

6And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.

7Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, even your God.

8I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

9I will take no bullock out of your house, nor male goats out of your folds.

10For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

11I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

12If I were hungry, I would not tell you: for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof.

13Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?

14Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay your vows unto the most High:

15And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

16But unto the wicked God says, What have you to do to declare my statutes, or that you should take my covenant in your mouth?

17Seeing you hate instruction, and cast my words behind you.

18When you saw a thief, then you consented with him, and have been partaker with adulterers.

19You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.

20You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.

21These 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.

22Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

23Whoever offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conduct aright will I show the salvation of God.

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