New International Version
He summons the heavens above, and the earth, that he may judge his people:
King James Bible
He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
Darby Bible Translation
He will call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
World English Bible
He calls to the heavens above, to the earth, that he may judge his people:
Young's Literal Translation
He doth call unto the heavens from above, And unto the earth, to judge His people.
Psalm 50:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
"Arise, plead thou before the mountains,
And let the hills hear thy voice.
Hear, O ye mountains, the controversy of Jehovah;
And ye, O ye strong foundations of the earth:
For Jehovah hath a controversy with his people,
And he will plead his cause against Israel."
With the like invocation, Moses introduces his sublime song, the design of which was the same as that of this prophecy, "to testify as a witness, against the Israelites," for their disobedience, Deuteronomy 31:21 : -
"Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak;
And let the earth hear the words of my mouth."
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The Third Commandment
I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you this day that you will quickly perish from the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess. You will not live there long but will certainly be destroyed.
Assemble before me all the elders of your tribes and all your officials, so that I can speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to testify against them.
Listen, you heavens, and I will speak; hear, you earth, the words of my mouth.
For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.
Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For the LORD has spoken: "I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me.
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