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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 50:1-23

A melody of A′saph.+ 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.+   Out of Zion, the perfection of prettiness,+ God himself has beamed forth.+   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.+   He calls to the heavens above and to the earth+ So as to execute judgment on his people:+   “Gather to me my loyal ones,+ Those concluding* my covenant* over sacrifice.”+   And the heavens tell of his righteousness,+ For God himself is Judge.*+ Se′lah.   “Do listen, O my people, and I will speak,+ O Israel, and I will bear witness against you.*+ I am God, your God.+   Not concerning your sacrifices do I reprove you,+ Nor [concerning] your whole burnt offerings [that are] in front of me constantly.+   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.”*+

Footnotes

“The Divine One, God, Jehovah.” Or, “The God of gods, Jehovah.” Heb., ʼEl ʼElo·him′ Yehwah′. 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·vel′; LXX, “the habitable earth”; Lat., or′bis ter′rae, “the circle of the earth.”
“My covenant,” as in vs 5.
“You were even pleased,” M; TLXXSyVg, “you even ran.”
“God.” Heb., ʼEloh′ah.
“God.” Heb., ʼElo·him′.