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William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Psalms 50:1-23

The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving Psalms 50:23 I. 'What is it to glorify God?' 'When and how do we glorify God?' This question is constantly rising before us, for we know this is our business as disciples of Jesus Christ. 'Whoso offereth praise, whoso offereth thanksgiving, glorifies God.' That is the Divine answer. Then we ask, What is the sacrifice of praise? Praise has a thousand voices. The songful lip expresses itself in myriad ways; but the essence of every sacrifice is the adoring,... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Psalms 50:1-23

Psalms 50:1-23This is the first of the Asaph psalms, and is separated from the other eleven (Psalms 73:1-28; Psalms 74:1-23; Psalms 75:1-10; Psalms 76:1-12; Psalms 77:1-20; Psalms 78:1-72; Psalms 79:1-13; Psalms 80:1-19; Psalms 81:1-16; Psalms 82:1-8; Psalms 83:1-18) for reasons that do not appear. Probably they are no more recondite than the verbal resemblance between the summons to all the earth at the beginning of Psalms 49:1 and the similar proclamation in the first verses of Psalms... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Psalms 50:1-23

Psalms 50:0 The Demands of a Righteous God 1. His coming and His call (Psalms 50:1-6 ) 2. The God of Israel speaks (Psalms 50:7-13 ) 3. The demands of righteousness (Psalms 50:16-21 ) Psalms 50:1-23 ; Psalms 51:1-19 belong together. In the first God is described coming to Israel, proclaiming His righteousness and demanding righteousness from His people and in the second Israel makes confession of sin. Psalms 50:1-23 is by Asaph. He describes the Lord shining out of Zion, coming in glory... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Psalms 50:1-23

Psalms 38:0 An appeal to God from chastisement because of iniquity (Psalms 38:1-4 ). The mental anguish is described in figures of physical disease, and yet it is not impossible that such disease may have been part of the chastisement (Psalms 38:5-8 ). The desertion of friends and the opposition of enemies also entered into it (Psalms 38:10-17 ). There are verses susceptible of an application to Christ, but others would prevent its application as a whole to him. Psalms 40:0 Messianic (compare... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Psalms 50:1-23

Religion Nothing Without Morality Psalms 50:0 This is a psalm of Asaph. This is the first psalm of Asaph found in this section of the Psalter. Every man must speak in his own natural style, and the style of this leader of choir, who was also a poet, is a style of supreme loftiness and majesty, which would not become the narrower capacity, the lower intellect, of meaner men. We must join him where we can in this song of thunder. He will affright us, as majesty affrights some visions; yet he... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Psalms 50:22

Is not this a beautiful conclusion, in a general appeal to everyone that hears, from what went before? It forms indeed a solemn and striking inference from the whole Psalm. read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 50:16-23

16-23 Hypocrisy is wickedness, which God will judge. And it is too common, for those who declare the Lord's statutes to others, to live in disobedience to them themselves. This delusion arises from the abuse of God's long-suffering, and a wilful mistake of his character and the intention of his gospel. The sins of sinners will be fully proved on them in the judgment of the great day. The day is coming when God will set their sins in order, sins of childhood and youth, of riper age and old age,... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Psalms 50:1-23

Of the True Service of God. A psalm of Asaph, one of the directors of the Temple-chorus at the time of David, distinguished for musical and poetical ability, 1 Chronicles 26. The hymn shows how the grandeur and solemnity of the divine judgment should instruct men in the true worship and encourage them in true piety. v. 1. The mighty God, even the Lord (in the Hebrew: El Elohim Jehovah), the God of gods, Jehovah, the supreme God of earth and heaven, hath spoken and called the earth from the... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - Psalms 50:1-23

Psalms 50:0A Psalm of Asaph          The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken,And called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof2     Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,God hath shined.3     Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence:A fire shall devour before him,And it shall be very tempestuous round about him.4     He shall call to the heavens from above,And to the earth, that he may judge his people.5     Gather my saints together unto me;Those that have... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - Psalms 50:16-23

God’s Warning to the Wicked Psalms 50:16-23 These searching words are for us all. We have no right to declare God’s statutes, if our hearts hide wickedness in their secret chambers. We must not share ill-gotten money. Impurity, deceit, slander must be far from us, if we would have fellowship with God in prayer or service. God’s silence must not be taken as indifference, for He is carefully watching each word and act; and if we persist, He will arise and set out all these unforgiven sins in... read more

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