Psalm 50:16 {49:16}
Good News Translation
But God says to the wicked, "Why should you recite my commandments? Why should you talk about my covenant?

New Revised Standard Version
But to the wicked God says: “What right have you to recite my statutes, or take my covenant on your lips?

Contemporary English Version
But to the wicked I say: "You don't have the right to mention my laws or claim to keep our agreement!

New American Bible
But to the wicked God says: “Why do you recite my commandments and profess my covenant with your mouth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But to the sinner God hath said: Why dost thou declare my justices, and take my covenant in thy mouth?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But to the sinner God hath said: Why dost thou declare my justices, and take my covenant in thy mouth?


Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace to the wicked, saith the Lord.

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near. . . .

Ezekiel 18:27 And when the wicked turneth himself away from his wickedness, which he hath wrought, and doeth judgment, and justice: he shall save his soul alive.


Proverbs 26:7 As a lame man hath fair legs in vain: so a parable is unseemly in the mouth of fools.

Isaiah 1:11-15 To what purpose do you offer me the multitude of your victims, saith the Lord? I am full, I desire not holocausts of rams, and fat of fatlings, and blood of calves, and lambs, and buck goats. . . .

Isaiah 48:1,2 Hear ye these things, O house of Jacob, you that are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Juda, you who swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in justice. . . .

Isaiah 58:1-7 Cry, cease not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their wicked doings, and the house of Jacob their sins. . . .

Jeremiah 7:4-7 Trust not in lying words, saying: The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, it is the temple of the Lord. . . .

Matthew 7:3-5,22,23 And why seest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye; and seest not the beam that is in thy own eye? . . .

John 4:24 God is a spirit: and they that adore him must adore him in spirit and in truth.

Acts 19:13-16 Now some also of the Jewish exorcists, who went about, attempted to invoke over them that had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying: I conjure you by Jesus, whom Paul preacheth. . . .

Romans 2:17-24 But if thou art called a Jew and restest in the law and makest thy boast of God, . . .

1 Corinthians 9:27 But I chastise my body and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway.

2 Peter 2:15 Leaving the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam of Bosor who loved the wages of iniquity,

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Psalm 25:14 The Lord is a firmament to them that fear him: and his covenant shall be made manifest to them.

Psalm 78:36-38 And they loved him with their mouth: and with their tongue they lied unto him: . . .

Ezekiel 20:37,38 And I will make you subject to my sceptre, and will bring you into the bands of the covenant. . . .

Hebrews 8:9 Not according to the testament which I made to their fathers, on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt: because they continued not in my testament: and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

The Mighty One Calls
15And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. 16But to the sinner God hath said: Why dost thou declare my justices, and take my covenant in thy mouth?17Seeing thou hast hated discipline: and hast cast my words behind thee.…
Cross References
Psalm 94:20
Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment?

Isaiah 29:13
And the Lord said: Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips glorify me, but their heart is far from me, and they have feared me with the commandment and doctrines of men:

Jeremiah 44:26
Therefore hear ye the word of the Lord, all Juda, you that dwell in the land of Egypt: Behold I have sworn by my great name, saith the Lord: that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Juda, in the land of Egypt, saying: The Lord God liveth.

Psalm 50:15
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