Psalms 81

1To him that excelleth upon Gittith. A Psalme committed to Asaph. Sing ioyfully vnto God our strength: sing loude vnto the God of Iaakob.

2Take the song and bring forth the timbrel, the pleasant harpe with the viole.

3Blowe the trumpet in the newe moone, euen in the time appointed, at our feast day.

4For this is a statute for Israel, and a Law of the God of Iaakob.

5Hee set this in Ioseph for a testimonie, when hee came out of the land of Egypt, where I heard a language, that I vnderstoode not.

6I haue withdrawen his shoulder from the burden, and his handes haue left the pots.

7Thou calledst in affliction and I deliuered thee, and answered thee in the secret of the thunder: I prooued thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

8Heare, O my people, and I wil protest vnto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken vnto me,

9Let there bee no strange god in thee, neither worship thou any strange god.

10For I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide and I will fill it.

11But my people would not heare my voyce, and Israel would none of me.

12So I gaue them vp vnto the hardnesse of their heart, and they haue walked in their owne cousels.

13Oh that my people had hearkened vnto me, and Israel had walked in my wayes.

14I would soone haue humbled their enemies, and turned mine hand against their aduersaries.

15The haters of the Lord should haue bene subiect vnto him, and their time should haue endured for euer.

16And God would haue fedde them with the fatte of wheat, and with honie out of the rocke would I haue sufficed thee.

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