Psalms 81 (asv)
81:2Raise a song, and bring hither the timbrel,
The pleasant harp with the psaltery.
At the full moon, on our feast-day.
81:4For it is a statute for Israel,
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;
Who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt:
Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
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,
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.