Bible: Psalm 50:1-12

Psalm 50 1 

50:1 A psalm by Asaph.

El, God, the Lord 2  speaks,

and summons the earth to come from the east and west. 3 

50:2 From Zion, the most beautiful of all places, 4 

God comes in splendor. 5 

50:3 Our God approaches and is not silent; 6 

consuming fire goes ahead of him

and all around him a storm rages. 7 

50:4 He summons the heavens above,

as well as the earth, so that he might judge his people. 8 

50:5 He says: 9 

“Assemble my covenant people before me, 10 

those who ratified a covenant with me by sacrifice! 11 

50:6 The heavens declare his fairness, 12 

for God is judge. 13  (Selah)

50:7 He says: 14 

“Listen my people! I am speaking!

Listen Israel! I am accusing you! 15 

I am God, your God!

50:8 I am not condemning 16  you because of your sacrifices,

or because of your burnt sacrifices that you continually offer me. 17 

50:9 I do not need to take 18  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. 19 

50:11 I keep track of 20  every bird in the hills,

and the insects 21  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.

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