50:5 Gather ye to Me My saints, Making covenant with Me over a sacrifice.
50:6 And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself [is] judge. Selah.
50:7 Hear, O My people, and I speak, O Israel, and I testify against thee, God, thy God [am] I.
50:8 Not for thy sacrifices do I reprove thee, Yea, thy burnt-offerings [Are] before Me continually.
50:9 I take not from thy house a bullock, From thy folds he goats.
50:10 For Mine [is] every beast of the forest, The cattle on the hills of oxen.
50:11 I have known every fowl of the mountains, And the wild beast of the field [is] with Me.
50:12 If I am hungry I tell not to thee, For Mine [is] the world and its fulness.
50:13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls, And drink the blood of he-goats?
50:14 Sacrifice to God confession, And complete to the Most High thy vows.
50:15 And call Me in a day of adversity, I deliver thee, and thou honourest Me.
50:16 And to the wicked hath God said: What to thee — to recount My statutes? That thou liftest up My covenant on thy mouth?
50:17 Yea, thou hast hated instruction, And dost cast My words behind thee.
50:18 If thou hast seen a thief, Then thou art pleased with him, And with adulterers [is] thy portion.
50:19 Thy mouth thou hast sent forth with evil, And thy tongue joineth deceit together,
50:20 Thou sittest, against thy brother thou speakest, Against a son of thy mother givest slander.
50:21 These thou didst, and I kept silent, Thou hast thought that I am like thee, I reprove thee, and set in array before thine eyes.
50:22 Understand this, I pray you, Ye who are forgetting God, Lest I tear, and there is no deliverer.
50:23 He who is sacrificing praise honoureth Me, As to him who maketh a way, I cause him to look on the salvation of God!
51:1 To the Overseer. — A Psalm of David, in the coming inn unto him of Nathan the prophet, when he hath gone in unto Bath-Sheba. Favour me, O God, according to Thy kindness, According to the abundance of Thy mercies, Blot out my transgressions.
51:2 Thoroughly wash me from mine iniquity, And from my sin cleanse me,
51:3 For my transgressions I do know, And my sin [is] before me continually.
51:4 Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, And done the evil thing in Thine eyes, So that Thou art righteous in Thy words, Thou art pure in Thy judging.
51:5 Lo, in iniquity I have been brought forth, And in sin doth my mother conceive me.
51:6 Lo, truth Thou hast desired in the inward parts, And in the hidden part Wisdom Thou causest me to know.
51:7 Thou cleansest me with hyssop and I am clean, Washest me, and than snow I am whiter.