50:1 The Mighty One, God the Lord. The psalm opens impressively with three divine names. The third is God’s covenant name, conventionally translated with the word “Lord” in small capitals. In Hebrew it is four consonants, called the “Tetragrammaton,” and probably pronounced “Yahweh.” “Jehovah” uses the vowels of a different word in a way suggested by the Jewish custom of not pronouncing God’s sacred name. See Ex. 3:13–15 and notes.
from the rising of the sun to its setting. From east to west, God addresses the whole earth.