Psalm 50:4
New International Version
He summons the heavens above, and the earth, that he may judge his people:

New Living Translation
He calls on the heavens above and earth below to witness the judgment of his people.

English Standard Version
He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people:

Berean Study Bible
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.

New King James Version
He shall call to the heavens from above, And to the earth, that He may judge His people:

New American Standard Bible
He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people:

NASB 1995
He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people:

NASB 1977
He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people:

Amplified Bible
He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people:

Christian Standard Bible
On high, he summons heaven and earth in order to judge his people:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On high, He summons heaven and earth in order to judge His people.”

American Standard Version
He calleth to the heavens above, And to the earth, that he may judge his people:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He shall call Heaven from above and to the Earth, to judge his people.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He shall summon the heaven above, and the earth, that he may judge his people.

Contemporary English Version
God comes to judge his people. He shouts to the heavens and to the earth,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall call heaven from above, and the earth, to judge his people.

Good News Translation
He calls heaven and earth as witnesses to see him judge his people.

International Standard Version
He summoned the heavens above and the earth below, to sit in judgment on his people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He calleth to the heavens above, And to the earth, that He may judge His people:

Literal Standard Version
He calls to the heavens from above, And to the earth, to judge His people.

New American Bible
He calls to the heavens above and to the earth to judge his people:

NET Bible
He summons the heavens above, as well as the earth, so that he might judge his people.

New Revised Standard Version
He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people:

New Heart English Bible
He calls to the heavens above, 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Mighty One Calls
3Our God approaches and will not be silent! Consuming fire precedes Him, and a tempest rages around Him. 4He summons the heavens above, and the earth, that He may judge His people: 5“Gather to Me My saints, who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:26
I call heaven and 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 long upon it, but will be utterly destroyed.

Deuteronomy 31:28
Assemble before me all the elders of your tribes and all your officers so that I may speak these words in their hearing and call heaven and earth to witness against them.

Deuteronomy 32:1
Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.

Psalm 135:14
For the LORD will vindicate His people and will have compassion on His servants.

Isaiah 1:2
Listen, O heavens, and give ear, O earth, for the LORD has spoken: "I have raised children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against Me.


Treasury of Scripture

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

call

Psalm 50:6
And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.

Deuteronomy 4:36
Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.

Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

judge

Psalm 96:13
Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

Psalm 98:9
Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

Isaiah 11:3,4
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: …











(4) He shall call.--Better, He calls. The poet actually hears the summons go forth calling heaven and earth as witnesses, or assessors (comp. Micah 6:2), of the judgment scene. (Comp. Deuteronomy 4:26; Deuteronomy 32:1; Isaiah 1:2; Micah 1:2; 1 Maccabees 2:37.) . . . Verse 4. - He shall call to the heavens from above; rather, to the heavens above; i.e. to the inhabitants of heaven - the holy angels. And to the earth (comp. ver. 1). That he may judge his people. Heaven and earth are called upon to come together, and furnish a fit audience before which the judgment may proceed.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He summons
יִקְרָ֣א (yiq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

the heavens
הַשָּׁמַ֣יִם (haš·šā·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

above,
מֵעָ֑ל (mê·‘āl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5920: The top, the highest, aloft, to Jehovah

and the earth,
הָ֝אָ֗רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

that He may judge
לָדִ֥ין (lā·ḏîn)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1777: A straight course, sail direct

His people:
עַמּֽוֹ׃ (‘am·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock


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