49:1¤ Hear these things, all ye nations: give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world.
49:2All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men: both rich and poor together.
49:3My mouth shall speak wisdom: and the meditation of my heart understanding.
49:4I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery.
49:5Why shall I fear in the evil day? the iniquity of my heel shall encompass me.
49:6They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches,
49:7No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem: he shall not give to God his ransom,
49:8Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: and shall labour for ever,
49:9And shall still live unto the end.
49:10He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: the senseless and the fool shall perish together: And they shall leave their riches to strangers:
49:11And their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever. Their dwelling places to all generations: they have called their lands by their names.
49:12And man when he was in honour did not understand; he is compared to senseless beasts, and is become like to them.
49:13This way of theirs is a stumblingblock to them: and afterwards they shall delight in their mouth.
49:14They are laid in hell like sheep: death shall feed upon them. And the just shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their help shall decay in hell from their glory.
49:15But God will redeem my soul from the hand of hell, when he shall receive me.
49:16Be not thou afraid, when a man shall be made rich, and when the glory of his house shall be increased.
49:17For when he shall die he shall take nothing away; nor shall his glory descend with him.
49:18For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed: and he will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him.
49:19He shall go in to the generations of his fathers: and he shall never see light.
49:20Man when he was in honour did not understand: he hath been compared to senseless beasts, and made like to them.
50:1¤ The God of gods, the Lord hath spoken: and he hath called the earth. From the rising of the sun, to the going down thereof:
50:2Out of Sion the loveliness of his beauty.
50:3God shall come manifestly: our God shall come, and shall not keep silence. A fire shall burn before him: and a mighty tempest shall be round about him.
50:4He shall call heaven from above, and the earth, to judge his people.
50:5Gather ye together his saints to him: who set his covenant before sacrifices.
50:6And the heavens shall declare his justice: for God is judge.
50:7Hear, O my people, and I will speak: O Israel, and I will testify to thee: I am God, thy God.
50:8I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices: and thy burnt offerings are always in my sight.
50:9I will not take calves out of thy house: nor he goats out of thy flocks.
50:10For all the beasts of the woods are mine: the cattle on the hills, and the oxen.
50:11I know all the fowls of the air: and with me is the beauty of the field.
50:12If I should be hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
50:13Shall I eat the flesh of bullocks? or shall I drink the blood of goats?
50:14Offer to God the sacrifice of praise: and pay thy vows to the most High.
50:15And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
50:16But to the sinner God hath said: Why dost thou declare my justices, and take my covenant in thy mouth?
50:17Seeing thou hast hated discipline: and hast cast my words behind thee.
50:18If thou didst see a thief thou didst run with him: and with adulterers thou hast been a partaker.
50:19Thy mouth hath abounded with evil, and thy tongue framed deceits.
50:20Sitting thou didst speak against thy brother, and didst lay a scandal against thy mother's son:
50:21These things hast thou done, and I was silent. Thou thoughtest unjustly that I should be like to thee: but I will reprove thee, and set before thy face.
50:22Understand these things, you that forget God; lest he snatch you away, and there be none to deliver you.
50:23The sacrifice of praise shall glorify me: and there is the way by which I will shew him the salvation of God.
51:1¤ Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy. And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my iniquity.
51:2Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
51:3For I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me.
51:4To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee: that thou mayst be justified in thy words, and mayst overcome when thou art judged.
51:5For behold I was conceived in iniquities; and in sins did my mother conceive me.
51:6For behold thou hast loved truth: the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me.
51:7Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.
51:8To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.
51:9Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
51:10Create a clean heart in me, O God: and renew a right spirit within my bowels.
51:11Cast me not away from thy face; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
51:12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and strengthen me with a perfect spirit.
51:13I will teach the unjust thy ways: and the wicked shall be converted to thee.
51:14Deliver me from blood, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall extol thy justice.
51:15O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: and my mouth shall declare thy praise.
51:16For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.
51:17A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
51:18Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.
51:19Then shalt thou accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and whole burnt offerings: then shall they lay calves upon thy altar.