Psalms 81:1-10

Oh, That My People Would Listen to Me

To the choirmaster: according to aThe Gittith.
Probably a musical or liturgical term
Of cAsaph.

1 dSing aloud to God our strength;
eshout for joy to the God of Jacob!
2Raise a song; sound fthe tambourine,
gthe sweet lyre with hthe harp.
3Blow the trumpet at ithe new moon,
at the full moon, on our feast day.
4 For it is a statute for Israel,
a rule
Or just decree
of the God of Jacob.
5He made it ka decree in lJoseph
when he mwent out over
Or against
the land of Egypt.
oI hear a language pI had not known:
6“I qrelieved your
Hebrew his; also next line
shoulder of sthe burden;
your hands were freed from the basket.
7In distress you tcalled, and I delivered you;
I uanswered you in the secret place of thunder;
I vtested you at the waters of Meribah.  Selah
8 wHear, O my people, while I admonish you!
O Israel, if you would but listen to me!
9There shall be no xstrange god among you;
you shall not bow down to a yforeign god.
10 zI am the Lord your God,
who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
aaOpen your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
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