Psalms 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 set them in order before thine eyes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These things hast thou done, and I kept silence: thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thy selfe: but I will reproue thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"These things you have done and I kept silence; You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you and state {the case} in order before your eyes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself: `But' I will reprove thee, and set `them' in order before thine eyes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

These things have you done, and I said nothing; it seemed to you that I was such a one as yourself; but I will make a protest against you, and put them in order before your eyes.
- Basic English Bible

These [things] hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether as thyself: [but] I will reprove thee, and set [them] in order before thine eyes.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

You have done these things, and I kept silent. You thought that I was just like you. I will rebuke you, and accuse you in front of your eyes.
- World English Bible

These thou didst, and I kept silent, Thou hast thought that I am like thee, I reprove thee, and set in array before thine eyes.
- Youngs Literal Bible

These things hast thou done, and should I have kept silence? Thou hadst thought that I was altogether such a one as thyself; but I will reprove thee, and set the cause before thine eyes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 50:21


50:21 Kept silence - I did not express my displeasure against thee in such judgments as thou didst deserve. Thoughtest - Thou didst misconstrue my patience and long - suffering, as if it had proceeded from my approbation of thy evil courses. Set in order - I will bring to thy remembrance, and lay upon thy conscience all thy sins.


Discussion for Psalms 50

  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 50:16 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 --50:17-- seeing thou hatest instruction and castest MY words behind thee
  • RonT
    The entire Bible must be read as a child, in that we must NOT think of God's actions as unjust. If they EVER appear unjust, it is because we are judging by our primitive, incomplete, short sighted systems. That's why God says He will judge. Just do as He commands... including forgiving yourself when you sin and getting immediately back to serving Him. Immerse yourself in praise, prayer and Bible.
  • Rose

    Pslam 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?

    This verse assures the believers that if we are standing right with God and obey his statues we have the right to call upon him or take his covenant in our mouth when we are facing problem and he will surely deliver us as in Psalms 15.
  • Tamara
    I love the last verse whoso offereth praise glorify me. When the praises go up blessings come down. When we begin to glorify God, in he sends the blessings down. God truly inhabits the praises of his people. Amen God is a spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and truth.
  • Marilyn Bowman
    ST JOHN 3:17 For God send not his son into the world to condemn the world:but that the world through him might be saved.
  • A disciple
    Sissy; you were right with your first reaction to this thought. Your Pastor wasn't exactly teaching it right! We are NOT automatically forgiven everything because we're now "saved." How is that fair for those who don't know the Lord, if they would be judged more harshly than us who do? Read the Lord's messages to the Churches in Revelation 2-3; if those that sin don't repent they will perish!

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