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 

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