Psalms, Chapter 50
Chapter 49 | Chapter 51
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50:1 (A Psalm of a Asaph.) The mighty God, [even] the LORD,
hath spoken, and called the b earth from the rising of
the sun unto the going down thereof.
(a) Who was either the author, or a chief singer, to whom
it was committed.
50:2 Out of Zion, the c perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
(b) To plead against his deceitful people before heaven and
(c) Because God had chosen it to have his Name there called
on and also his image shines there in the doctrine of
50:3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a d fire
shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous
round about him.
(d) As when God gave his law in mount Sinai he appeared
terrible with thunder and tempest, so will he appear
terrible to take account for the keeping of it.
50:4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to e the
earth, that he may judge his people.
(e) As witnessing against the hypocrites.
50:5 Gather my f saints together unto me; those that have made
a covenant with me by g sacrifice.
(f) God in respect to his elect calls the whole body holy,
saints and his people.
50:8 I will not h reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt
offerings, [to have been] continually before me.
(g) Who should know that sacrifices are sealed by the
covenant between God and his people, and not set
religion in it.
(h) For I pass not for sacrifices unless the true use is
there, which is to confirm your faith.
50:10 i For every beast of the forest [is] mine, [and] the
cattle upon a thousand hills.
(i) Though he delighted in sacrifice, yet he had no need
for man's help in it.
50:13 k Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of
(k) Though man's life for the infirmity of it has need of
food, yet God whose life quickens all the world, has
no need of such means.
50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and l pay thy vows unto the
(l) Show yourself mindful of God's benefits by
50:16 But unto the wicked God saith, m What hast thou to do to
declare my statutes, or [that] thou shouldest take my
covenant in thy mouth?
(m) Why do you pretend to be of my people and talk of my
covenant, seeing that you are a hypocrite?
50:17 Seeing thou hatest n instruction, and castest my words
(n) To live according to my word.
50:18 When thou sawest a thief, then o thou consentedst with
him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.
(o) He shows what the fruits of them who contemn God's
50:20 Thou p sittest [and] speakest against thy brother; thou
slanderest thine own mother's son.
(p) He notes the cruelty of hypocrites who in their talk
or judgment do not spare their own mother's sons.
50:21 These [things] hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou
thoughtest that I was altogether [such an one] as thyself:
[but] I will reprove thee, and q set [them] in order
before thine eyes.
(q) I will write all your wicked deeds in a roll, and make
you read and acknowledge them, whether you will or
50:23 Whoso offereth r praise glorifieth me: and to him that
s ordereth [his] conversation [aright] will I t shew
the salvation of God.
(r) Under which is contained faith and invocation.
(s) As God has appointed.
(t) That is, declare myself to be his Saviour.
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