49:1Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:
49:2Both low and high, rich and poor, together.
49:3My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
49:4I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
49:5Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?
49:6They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
49:7None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
49:8(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
49:9That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
49:10For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
49:11Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.
49:12Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.
49:13This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.
49:14Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.
49:15But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
49:16Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
49:17For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
49:18Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.
49:19He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.
49:20Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.
50:1The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
50:2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
50:3Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
50:4He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
50:5Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
50:6And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
50:7Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
50:8I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
50:9I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
50:10For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
50:11I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
50:12If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
50:13Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
50:14Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
50:15And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
50:16But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
50:17Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
50:18When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.
50:19Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
50:20Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.
50:21These 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 set them in order before thine eyes.
50:22Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
50:23Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
51:1Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
51:2Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
51:3For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
51:4Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
51:5Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
51:6Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
51:7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
51:8Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
51:9Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
51:10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
51:11Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
51:12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
51:13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
51:14Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
51:15O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
51:16For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
51:17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
51:18Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
51:19Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.