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Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Psalms 50:22

Now consider this - Understand this; give attention to this. The word “now” does not well express the force of the original. The Hebrew word is not an adverb of “time,” but a particle denoting “entreaty,” and would be better rendered by, “Oh, consider this;” or, “Consider this, I beseech you.” The matter is presented to them as that which deserved their most solemn attention.Ye that forget God - Who really forget him though you are professedly engaged in his worship; who, amidst the forms of... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Psalms 50:22

Psalms 50:22. Now consider this, ye that forget God Ye hypocritical and ungodly Israelites, who have forgotten (as Moses foretold ye would do, Deu 32:18 ) the God that formed you, and made you his people, and have forgotten his mercies and judgments, by which you should have been instructed, and the covenant which you made with him, and by which you stand obliged to obey and serve him. Lest I tear you in pieces Lest my patience be turned into fury, and I proceed to take vengeance on... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Psalms 50:1-23

Psalms 50:0 True worshipIn a scene that displays his awesome majesty, God commands the whole world to stand before his judgment throne (1-3). He is the righteous judge of all the peoples of the world, and his first call to judgment concerns his own people, Israel (4-6).God’s complaint against the Israelites is not that they have failed to offer sacrifices and offerings. Indeed, they have offered them continually (7-8). But God will not accept their offerings. Instead of offering their... read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Psalms 50:22

TO THE WICKED"Now consider this, ye that forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver:"TO MY PEOPLE"Whoso offereth the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifieth me.And to him that ordereth his way arightWill I show the salvation of God."The two words that dominate this psalm are here placed above the two divisions of humanity who will be before God in the Final Judgment. "My people" (Psalms 50:7) and "The Wicked" (Psalms 50:16) are used here in the reverse order of their... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Psalms 50:22-23

Psalms 50:22-23. Now consider this— Here God must be supposed to have delivered up the wicked man to punishment irreversible; and upon that, to speak these two verses. Upon this supposition, lest I tear, &c. comes in very pertinently. See Hosea 13:7-8. The last verse sums up what had been the two principal points of charge, "I look upon him only as the man who truly honours me, who offers before me a grateful heart; and none but the man who sets himself to order his life aright, shall ever... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Psalms 50:1-23

Psalms 50This psalm pictures God seated in His heavenly throne room. He has two indictments against His people Israel. The wicked among them were hypocritical in their worship, a violation of the first part of the Decalogue, and in their interpersonal relationships, a violation of the second part. They needed to return to Him wholeheartedly. This is a didactic psalm written to teach God’s people an important lesson."This psalm is the speech of God, who addresses his covenant partner concerning... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Psalms 50:22-23

4. A final warning 50:22-23God let His people off with a warning. However, they should remember Him and the fact that He would judge them eventually. Heartfelt gratitude and obedience would honor God and bring His deliverance. Simply going through the motions of worshipping and giving a misleading appearance of godliness would incur His wrath.This psalm is a sober warning to God’s people of all time. We may deceive ourselves into thinking external conformity and pious words please God. However,... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 50:1-23

The title (A PsALM of Asaph) is discussed in Intro, to Book 3, where the other Pss. of Asaph are found. The present Ps. is one of solemn warning to those who attempt to serve God by formal sacrifices while their lives are full of wickedness. God will come to judge His people (Psalms 50:1-6). He tells the formalists that He does not need animal sacrifices (Psalms 50:7-13), and asks for praise, obedience, and prayer (Psalms 50:14-15). He reproves the hypocrites for their sins (Psalms 50:16-20)... read more

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