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Psalms 50:9

    Psalms 50:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will take no bullock out of your house, nor he goats out of your folds.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I will take no bullock out of thy house, Nor he-goats out of thy folds.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I will take no ox out of your house, or he-goats from your flocks;

    Webster's Revision

    I will take no bullock out of thy house, Nor he-goats out of thy folds.

    World English Bible

    I have no need for a bull from your stall, nor male goats from your pens.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he-goats out of thy folds.

    Definitions for Psalms 50:9

    Bullock - Bull; steer; ox.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 50:9

    I will take no bullock out of thy house - Bullocks were offered regularly in the Hebrew service and sacrifice Exodus 29:11, Exodus 29:36; Leviticus 4:4; 1 Kings 18:23, 1 Kings 18:33; and it is with reference to this that the language is used here. In obedience to the law it was right and proper to offer such sacrifices; and the design here is not to express disapprobation of these offerings in themselves considered. On this subject - on the external compliance with the law in this respect - God says Psalm 50:8 that he had no cause to complain against them. It was only with respect to the design and the spirit with which they did this, that the language in this verse and the following verses is used. The idea which it is the purpose of these verses to suggest is, that God did not "need" such offerings; that they were not to be made "as if" he needed them; and that if he needed such he was not "dependent" on them, for all the beasts of the earth and all the fowls of the mountains were his, and could be taken for that purpose; and that if he took what was claimed to be theirs - the bullocks and the goats - he did not wrong them, for all were his, and he claimed only his own.

    Nor he-goats out of thy folds - Goats were also offered in sacrifice. Leviticus 3:12; Leviticus 4:24; Leviticus 10:16 : Numbers 15:27.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 50:9

    50:9 Bullock - Be not so foolish, as to imagine that thou dost lay any obligations upon me by thy sacrifices.