THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 50 ©
The prophet introduces God as coming with great majesty to judge His people in a solemn manner; strongly testifying wherein the true and God-pleasing worship does not consist and afterward wherein it consists on the contrary; together with a mighty conviction of the atheistic-hypocrites and covenant breakers, threatening them with everlasting destruction, if they do not reform themselves, and the promise of salvation to those who served and worshipped God aright.
A Psalm 1of Asaph.
THE mighty 2God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the 3earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
Out of Zion, the 4perfection of beauty, God 5hath shined.
Our God shall 6come, and shall not keep 7silence: a 8fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
He shall call to the 9heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
10Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a 11covenant with me by sacrifice.
12And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. 13Selah.
Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will 14testify against thee: I am God, even 15thy God.
I will not reprove thee 16for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a 17thousand hills.
I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are 18mine.
If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine,a and the 19fulness thereof.
Will I eat the 20flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
Offer unto God 21thanksgiving; and payb thy vows unto the most High:
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
Seeing thou hatest 22instruction, and castest my words 23behind thee.
When thou sawest a thief, then thou 24consentedst with him, and hast been 25partaker with adulterers.
Thou 26givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue 27frameth deceit.
Thou sittest and speakest 28against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s 29son.
These things hast thou done, and I kept 30silence; thou thoughtest that I was 31altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them 32in order before thine eyes.
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I 33tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his 34conversation aright will I 35shew the salvation of God.