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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He summons heaven and earth to judge his people:

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

New American Standard 1977
He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people:

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall convocate the heavens of above, and the earth, that he may judge his people.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
He will call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people:

English Revised Version
He shall call to the heavens above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people:

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall 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.
Study Bible
The Mighty One Calls
3Our God comes 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 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: …







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

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

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

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

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

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

Israel, politically so insignificant, must have been profoundly conscious of the tremendous issues involved in its religious character to demand a theatre so vast, an audience so august.

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. 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.
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