A melody of Aʹsaph.+ 50 The Divine One,+ God, Jehovah,*+ has himself spoken,+And he proceeds to call the earth,*+From the rising of the sun until its setting.+ 2 Out of Zion, the perfection of prettiness,+ God himself has beamed forth.+ 3 Our God will come and cannot possibly keep silent.*+Before him there devours a fire,+And all around him it has become exceedingly stormy weather.+ 4 He calls to the heavens above and to the earth+So as to execute judgment on his people:+ 5 “Gather to me my loyal ones,+Those concluding* my covenant* over sacrifice.”+ 6 And the heavens tell of his righteousness,+For God himself is Judge.*+ Seʹlah. 7 “Do listen, O my people, and I will speak,+O Israel, and I will bear witness against you.*+I am God, your God.+ 8 Not concerning your sacrifices do I reprove you,+Nor [concerning] your whole burnt offerings [that are] in front of me constantly.+ 9 I will not take out of your house a bull,+Out of your pens he-goats. 10 For to me belongs every wild animal of the forest,+The beasts upon a thousand mountains.+ 11 I well know every winged creature of the mountains,+And the animal throngs of the open field are with me.+ 12 If I were hungry, I would not say it to you;For to me the productive land*+ and its fullness belong.+ 13 Shall I eat the flesh of powerful [bulls],+And the blood of he-goats shall I drink?+ 14 Offer thanksgiving as your sacrifice to God,+And pay to the Most High your vows;+ 15 And call me in the day of distress.+I shall rescue you, and you will glorify+ me.” 16 But to the wicked one God will have to say:+“What right do you have to enumerate my regulations,+And that you may bear my covenant* in your mouth?+ 17 Why, you—you have hated discipline,+And you keep throwing my words behind you.+ 18 Whenever you saw a thief, you were even pleased* with him;+And your sharing was with adulterers.+ 19 Your mouth you have let loose to what is bad,+And your tongue you keep attached to deception.+ 20 You sit [and] speak against your own brother,+Against the son of your mother you give away a fault.+ 21 These things you have done, and I kept silent.+You imagined that I would positively become like you.+I am going to reprove you,+ and I will set things in order before your eyes.+ 22 Understand this, please, YOU forgetters of God,*+That I may not tear [YOU] to pieces without there being any deliverer.+ 23 The one offering thanksgiving as his sacrifice is the one that glorifies me;+And as for the one keeping a set way,I will cause him to see salvation by God.”*+
^ “The Divine One, God, Jehovah.” Or, “The God of gods, Jehovah.” Heb., ʼEl ʼElo·himʹ Yehwahʹ. See Jos 22:22 ftn, “Jehovah.”
^ “And the earth begins to fear,” by a change in M.
^ Or, “be deaf,” as to prayer.
^ Lit., “cutting.”
^ Or, “the covenant with me.”
^ “A God of judgment he is,” by a different partitioning and vowel pointing of some letters.
^ Or, “I will admonish (warn) you.”
^ “The productive land.” Heb., the·velʹ; LXX, “the habitable earth”; Lat., orʹbis terʹrae, “the circle of the earth.”
^ “My covenant,” as in vs 5.
^ “You were even pleased,” M; TLXXSyVg, “you even ran.”
^ “God.” Heb., ʼElohʹah.
^ “God.” Heb., ʼElo·himʹ.