Ps 50:1
50:1 <> The mighty God, [even] the LORD,
     hath spoken, and called the {b} earth from the rising of
     the sun unto the going down thereof.

     (a) Who was either the author, or a chief singer, to whom
         it was committed.
     (b) To plead against his deceitful people before heaven and

Ps 50:2
50:2 Out of Zion, the {c} perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

     (c) Because God had chosen it to have his Name there called
         on and also his image shines there in the doctrine of
         the law.

Ps 50:3
50:3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a {d} fire
     shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous
     round about him.

     (d) As when God gave his law in mount Sinai he appeared
         terrible with thunder and tempest, so will he appear
         terrible to take account for the keeping of it.

Ps 50:4
50:4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to {e} the
     earth, that he may judge his people.

     (e) As witnessing against the hypocrites.

Ps 50:5
50:5 Gather my {f} saints together unto me; those that have made
     a covenant with me by {g} sacrifice.

     (f) God in respect to his elect calls the whole body holy,
         saints and his people.
     (g) Who should know that sacrifices are sealed by the
         covenant between God and his people, and not set
         religion in it.

Ps 50:8
50:8 I will not {h} reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt
     offerings, [to have been] continually before me.

     (h) For I pass not for sacrifices unless the true use is
         there, which is to confirm your faith.

Ps 50:10
50:10 {i} For every beast of the forest [is] mine, [and] the
      cattle upon a thousand hills.

      (i) Though he delighted in sacrifice, yet he had no need
          for man's help in it.

Ps 50:13
50:13 {k} Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of

      (k) Though man's life for the infirmity of it has need of
          food, yet God whose life quickens all the world, has
          no need of such means.

Ps 50:14
50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and {l} pay thy vows unto the
      most High:

      (l) Show yourself mindful of God's benefits by

Ps 50:16
50:16 But unto the wicked God saith, {m} What hast thou to do to
      declare my statutes, or [that] thou shouldest take my
      covenant in thy mouth?

      (m) Why do you pretend to be of my people and talk of my
          covenant, seeing that you are a hypocrite?

Ps 50:17
50:17 Seeing thou hatest {n} instruction, and castest my words
      behind thee.

      (n) To live according to my word.

Ps 50:18
50:18 When thou sawest a thief, then {o} thou consentedst with
      him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.

      (o) He shows what the fruits of them who contemn God's
          word are.

Ps 50:20
50:20 Thou {p} sittest [and] speakest against thy brother; thou
      slanderest thine own mother's son.

      (p) He notes the cruelty of hypocrites who in their talk
          or judgment do not spare their own mother's sons.

Ps 50:21
50:21 These [things] hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou
      thoughtest that I was altogether [such an one] as thyself:
      [but] I will reprove thee, and {q} set [them] in order
      before thine eyes.

      (q) I will write all your wicked deeds in a roll, and make
          you read and acknowledge them, whether you will or

Ps 50:23
50:23 Whoso offereth {r} praise glorifieth me: and to him that
      {s} ordereth [his] conversation [aright] will I {t} shew
      the salvation of God.

      (r) Under which is contained faith and invocation.
      (s) As God has appointed.
      (t) That is, declare myself to be his Saviour.

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