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Psalms 81 (asv)

Psalms 81 (asv)

For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph.

81:1Sing aloud unto God our strength:

Make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

81:2Raise a song, and bring hither the timbrel,

The pleasant harp with the psaltery.

81:3Blow the trumpet at the new moon,

At the full moon, on our feast-day.

81:4For it is a statute for Israel,

An ordinance of the God of Jacob.

81:5He 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.

81:6I removed his shoulder from the burden:

His hands were freed from the basket.

81:7Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee;

I answered thee in the secret place of thunder;

I proved thee at the waters of Meribah.


81:8Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee:

O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!

81:9There shall no strange god be in thee;

Neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.

81:10I am Jehovah thy God,

Who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt:

Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

81:11But my people hearkened not to my voice;

And Israel would none of me.

81:12So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart,

That they might walk in their own counsels.

81:13Oh that my people would hearken unto me,

That Israel would walk in my ways!

81:14I would soon subdue their enemies,

And turn my hand against their adversaries.

81:15The haters of Jehovah should submit themselves unto him:

But their time should endure for ever.

81:16He would feed them also with the finest of the wheat;

And with honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee.


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