Psalms 81

1Sing aloud to God our strength. Make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob. 2Raise a song, and bring here the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. 3Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast-day. 4For it is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob. 5He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony when he went out over the land of Egypt, where I heard a language that I knew not. 6I removed his shoulder from the burden. His hands were freed from the basket. 7Thou called in trouble, and I delivered thee. I answered thee in the secret place of thunder. I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah. 8Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee, O Israel, if thou would hearken to me! 9There shall no strange god be in thee, nor shall thou worship any foreign god. 10I am Jehovah thy God who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. 11But my people hearkened not to my voice, and Israel would none of me. 12So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, that they might walk in their own counsels. 13O that my people would hearken to me, that Israel would walk in my ways! 14I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their adversaries. 15(The haters of Jehovah feign obedience to him, but their time is forever.) 16He would feed them also with the finest of the wheat. And I would satisfy thee with honey out of the rock.
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