Psalms

Psalm 50 ©

1The majesty of God in the church: 5his command to gather his saints. 7God delighteth not in sacrifice, 14but in a pious heart. 16The hypocrite rebuked: 23salvation promised to the upright.

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A Psalm 1of Asaph.

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THE amighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called bthe earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

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Out of Zion, cthe perfection of beauty, dGod hath shined.

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Our eGod shall come, and shall not keep silence: fa fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

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

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iGather my saints together unto me; those that jhave made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

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And kthe heavens shall declare his righteousness: lfor God is judge himself. Selah.

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mHear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.

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I nwill not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

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I owill take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.

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For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

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I pknow all the fowls of the mountains: and qthe wild beasts of the field are 2mine.

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If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: rfor the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

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Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?

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sOffer unto God thanksgiving; and tpay thy vows unto the most High:

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And ucall upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt vglorify me.

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But unto the wicked God saith, wWhat hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

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Seeing xthou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

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When thou sawest a thief, then ythou consentedst with him, and 3hast been partaker with adulterers.

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Thou 4givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue *frameth deceit.

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Thou zsittest and aspeakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.

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These things hast thou done, and I bkept silence; thou cthoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I dwill reprove thee, and eset them in order before thine eyes.

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Now consider this, ye that fforget God, lest I gtear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

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hWhoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him 5that ordereth his *conversation aright will I shew the isalvation of God.