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1 (A Psalm of Asaph.) The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

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

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

5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.

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

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

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

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

11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

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

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

14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

16 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?

17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

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

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

20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.

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 set them in order before thine eyes.

22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.


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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 50 Bible commentary...

The glory of God. (1-6) Sacrifices to be changed for prayers. (7-15) Sincere obedience required. (16-23)

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.

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.

16-23 Hypocrisy is wickedness, which God will judge. And it is too common, for those who declare the Lord's statutes to others, to live in disobedience to them themselves. This delusion arises from the abuse of God's long-suffering, and a wilful mistake of his character and the intention of his gospel. The sins of sinners will be fully proved on them in the judgment of the great day. The day is coming when God will set their sins in order, sins of childhood and youth, of riper age and old age, to their everlasting shame and terror. Let those hitherto forgetful of God, given up to wickedness, or in any way negligent of salvation, consider their urgent danger. The patience of the Lord is very great. It is the more wonderful, because sinners make such ill use of it; but if they turn not, they shall be made to see their error when it is too late. Those that forget God, forget themselves; and it will never be right with them till they consider. Man's chief end is to glorify God: whoso offers praise, glorifies him, and his spiritual sacrifices shall be accepted. We must praise God, sacrifice praise, put it into the hands of the Priest, our Lord Jesus, who is also the altar: we must be fervent in spirit, praising the Lord. Let us thankfully accept God's mercy, and endeavour to glorify him in word and deed.


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Bible Reader's Psalms Chapter 50 comment about verse 1 on 9/04/2014, 8:52am...

This is the same Hebrew expression at Joshua 22 22 which is clearly translated "The God of gods, Jehovah " in most bibles but for some odd reason they don 't like to do the same at Psalm 50 1. Jehovah is the God above all gods. De 10 17, Ps. 97 9.


Ronald l. collins's Psalms Chapter 50 comment about verse 21 on 3/23/2014, 11:31am...

there is a great old sermon called pay day some day the day is coming where you will not be able to wipe the word of God out of your sight and mind for Christians the judgement seat of Christ for the lost the great white throne judgement there was a time when God winked at the ignorance of men people Acts 17 30 but God is saying now i gave the best heaven had to offer one thief said remember me he repented and put his trust faith in Jesus the other said no to the loving savior yes right before Jesus died he made it very clear salvation is all about me john 3 16 john 1 11 12 Titus 3 5 john 14 6 Ephesians 2 8 9 How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation Every idle word and thought will be made known the problem started in the garden of Eden Romans 5 12 Repentance opens up the forgiveness of Christ Romans 10 13 God Bless


Apprentice Vinbeazel's Psalms Chapter 50 comment on 1/22/2014, 3:31am...

ONLY the wealthier families could bring bulls and rams; the poor were bringing doves and pigeons, which they either captured or raised, as their offerings of thanksgiving, n accordance with the law. The people were measured by the priests, and their value was determined by the weight of their sacrifices. The Almighty was letting them know that he did not judge them by the weights and measures of their sacrifices. He only accepts the offerings of their broken hearts; the poor were more likely to name their animals, and treat them like pets - the sacrifice of a pet was a cause for mourning, even if they knew that the new-born child was a greater blessing from God, and they wanted to give the LORD their best calf or lamb or dove as an offering of the thanks for the healthy infant brother or sister. That is only one example of how they might show their thanks, according to the LAW.


Zion oyekanmi's Psalms Chapter 50 comment on 1/18/2014, 7:59pm...

Perfection of beauty is I & d lord God has shined in me,giving thanks is d father food,he dint demand for too much,for putting foods on our table,foot our bill,protects & deliver us & lots more....give him his dues.


Cheryl. C.'s Psalms Chapter 50 comment about verse 15 on 1/17/2014, 5:47am...

I Praise & Thank my God for every deliverance He has delivered :Sickness ;Disease : Habit: Sin : God is Good to me . His mercy endures forever. He has showed mercy toward me for His names sake : Not of any good that I have done. Praise the Lord God Almighty.


Sebastian's Psalms Chapter 50 comment about verse 15 on 1/13/2014, 2:36am...

God Truly delivers. HE is not a man that HE should lie. HIS promises HE has kept.So faithful HE is.
Though I fail my God, HE has never fail me.


Kenneth butler's Psalms Chapter 50 comment about verse 15 on 12/02/2013, 10:56am...

Psalms blessfully true. praise the lord when he saves you from something you need to be delivered from. i love to explain things in full sense. helps me understand gods true word.


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