Bible: Psalm 50:16-23

50:16 God says this to the evildoer: 1 

“How can you declare my commands,

and talk about my covenant? 2 

50:17 For you hate instruction

and reject my words. 3 

50:18 When you see a thief, you join him; 4 

you associate with men who are unfaithful to their wives. 5 

50:19 You do damage with words, 6 

and use your tongue to deceive. 7 

50:20 You plot against your brother; 8 

you slander your own brother. 9 

50:21 When you did these things, I was silent, 10 

so you thought I was exactly like you. 11 

But now I will condemn 12  you

and state my case against you! 13 

50:22 Carefully consider this, you who reject God! 14 

Otherwise I will rip you to shreds 15 

and no one will be able to rescue you.

50:23 Whoever presents a thank-offering honors me. 16 

To whoever obeys my commands, I will reveal my power to deliver.” 17 

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