Bible: Ps. 50:7-23
50:7 He says: 1
“Listen my people! I am speaking!
Listen Israel! I am accusing you! 2
I am God, your God!
50:8 I am not condemning 3 you because of your sacrifices,
or because of your burnt sacrifices that you continually offer me. 4
50:9 I do not need to take 5 a bull from your household
or goats from your sheepfolds.
50:10 For every wild animal in the forest belongs to me,
as well as the cattle that graze on a thousand hills. 6
50:11 I keep track of 7 every bird in the hills,
and the insects 8 of the field are mine.
50:12 Even if I were hungry, I would not tell you,
for the world and all it contains belong to me.
50:13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls?
Do I drink the blood of goats? 9
50:14 Present to God a thank-offering!
Repay your vows to the sovereign One! 10
50:15 Pray to me when you are in trouble! 11
I will deliver you, and you will honor me!” 12
50:16 God says this to the evildoer: 13
“How can you declare my commands,
and talk about my covenant? 14
50:17 For you hate instruction
and reject my words. 15
50:18 When you see a thief, you join him; 16
you associate with men who are unfaithful to their wives. 17
50:19 You do damage with words, 18
and use your tongue to deceive. 19
50:20 You plot against your brother; 20
you slander your own brother. 21
50:21 When you did these things, I was silent, 22
so you thought I was exactly like you. 23
But now I will condemn 24 you
and state my case against you! 25
50:22 Carefully consider this, you who reject God! 26
Otherwise I will rip you to shreds 27
and no one will be able to rescue you.
50:23 Whoever presents a thank-offering honors me. 28
To whoever obeys my commands, I will reveal my power to deliver.” 29