Psalm 50:7
New International Version
"Listen, my people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel: I am God, your God.

New Living Translation
"O my people, listen as I speak. Here are my charges against you, O Israel: I am God, your God!

English Standard Version
“Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you. I am God, your God.

Berean Study Bible
“Hear, O My people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, your God.

New American Standard Bible
"Hear, O My people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you; I am God, your God.

King James Bible
Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.

Christian Standard Bible
"Listen, my people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel. I am God, your God.

Contemporary English Version
My people, I am God! Israel, I am your God. Listen to my charges against you.

Good News Translation
"Listen, my people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel. I am God, your God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen, My people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel. I am God, your God.

International Standard Version
"Listen, my people, for I am making a pronouncement: Israel, I, God, your God, am testifying against you.

NET Bible
He says: "Listen my people! I am speaking! Listen Israel! I am accusing you! I am God, your God!

New Heart English Bible
"Hear, my people, and I will speak; Israel, and I will testify against you. I am God, your God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear, my people, and I shall speak to you, and Israel, I shall testify to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Listen, my people, and I will speak. Listen, Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, your God!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear, O My people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: God, thy God, am I.

New American Standard 1977
“Hear, O My people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you; I am God, your God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee; I am God, even thy God.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, even your God.

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

American Standard Version
Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify unto thee: I am God, even thy God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hear, my people, and I will speak to thee, O Israel: and I will testify to thee: I am God, thy God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear, O my people, and I will speak: O Israel, and I will testify to thee: I am God, thy God.

Darby Bible Translation
Hear, my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify unto thee: I am God, thy God.

English Revised Version
Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify unto thee: I am God, even thy God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.

World English Bible
"Hear, my people, and I will speak; Israel, and I will testify against you. I am God, your God.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear, O My people, and I speak, O Israel, and I testify against thee, God, thy God am I.
Study Bible
The Mighty One Calls
6And the heavens proclaim His righteousness, for God Himself is Judge. Selah 7“Hear, O My people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, your God. 8I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices, and your burnt offerings are ever before Me.…
Cross References
Exodus 20:2
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

Psalm 48:14
For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even until death.

Psalm 49:1
Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all inhabitants of the world,

Psalm 81:8
Hear, O My people, and I will warn you: O Israel, if only you would listen to Me!

Isaiah 51:4
Pay attention to Me, My people, and listen to Me, My nation; for a law will go out from Me, and My justice will become a light to the nations; I will bring it about quickly.

Jeremiah 6:20
What use to Me is frankincense from Sheba or sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable; your sacrifices do not please Me."

Micah 6:3
My people, what have I done to you? Testify against Me how I have wearied you!

Treasury of Scripture

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

Hear

Psalm 81:8
Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;

Isaiah 1:18
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Jeremiah 2:4,5,9
Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel: …

O my

Psalm 81:10-12
I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it…

Exodus 19:5,6
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: …

Deuteronomy 26:17,18
Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: …

testify

Deuteronomy 31:19-21
Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel…

2 Kings 17:13
Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.

Nehemiah 9:29,30
And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear…

I am

Exodus 20:2
I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

2 Chronicles 28:5
Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.

Ezekiel 20:5,7,19,20
And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the LORD your God; …







Lexicon
“Hear,
שִׁמְעָ֤ה (šim·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

O My people,
עַמִּ֨י ׀ (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and I will speak,
וַאֲדַבֵּ֗רָה (wa·’ă·ḏab·bê·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

O Israel,
יִ֭שְׂרָאֵל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

and I will testify
וְאָעִ֣ידָה (wə·’ā·‘î·ḏāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5749: To duplicate, repeat, to protest, testify, to encompass, restore

against you:
בָּ֑ךְ (bāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

I
אָנֹֽכִי׃ (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

am God,
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

your God.
אֱלֹהֶ֣יךָ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(7) Hear.--The actual judgment now opens, God asserting in impressive tones His right to preside: God, thy God, I . . . the Elohistic form of the more usual "Jehovah, thy God."

Verses 7-15. - "The continuance of this dramatic scene," as Professor Cheyne remarks, "scarcely answers to the commencement. The judgment seems to be adjourned, or to be left to the conscience of the defendants." The faithful are summoned, and appear, but not to receive unqualified commendation (see Matthew 25:31-40). Rather they receive a warning. The strong and prolonged depreciation of sacrifice (vers. 8-13) necessarily implies that in the religion of the time too much stress was laid upon it. We know that, in the heathen world, men sought to buy God's favour by their sacrifices, some] believing that, physically, the gods were nourished by the steam of the victims, others regarding them as laid under obligations which they could not disregard (Plato, 'Rep.,' it. § 6; Rawlinson, 'Religions of the Ancient World,' pp. 124, 125). We know, too, that, in the later monarchy, sacrifice to so great an extent superseded true spiritual worship among the Israelites themselves, that it became an offence to God, and was spoken of in terms of reprobation (Isaiah 1:11-13; Isaiah 66:3). Already, it would seem, this tendency was manifesting itself, and a warning from Heaven was needed against it. Verse 7. - Hear, O my people, and I will speak. God will not speak to deaf ears. Unless men are ready to attend to him, he keeps silence. O Israel, and I will testify against thee; or, protest unto thee (Kay, Cheyne). I am God, even thy God. And therefore am entitled to be heard. 50:7-15 To obey is better than sacrifice, and to love God and our neighbour better than all burnt-offerings. We are here warned not to rest in these performances. And let us beware of resting in any form. God demands the heart, and how can human inventions please him, when repentance, faith, and holiness are neglected? In the day of distress we must apply to the Lord by fervent prayer. Our troubles, though we see them coming from God's hand, must drive us to him, not drive us from him. We must acknowledge him in all our ways, depend upon his wisdom, power, and goodness, and refer ourselves wholly to him, and so give him glory. Thus must we keep up communion with God; meeting him with prayers under trials, and with praises in deliverances. A believing supplicant shall not only be graciously answered as to his petition, and so have cause for praising God, but shall also have grace to praise him.
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