||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 81 [Commentary] [Map] |
||For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph. Sing for joy to God our strength;
Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob.
||Raise a song, strike the timbrel,
The sweet sounding lyre with the harp.
||Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
At the full moon, on our feast day.
||For it is a statute for Israel,
An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
||He established it for a testimony in Joseph
When he went throughout the land of Egypt.
I heard a language that I did not know:
||"I relieved his shoulder of the burden,
His hands were freed from the basket.
||"You called in trouble and I rescued you;
I answered you in the hiding place of thunder;
I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
||"Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you;
O Israel, if you would listen to Me!
||"Let there be no strange god among you;
Nor shall you worship any foreign god.
||"I, the LORD, am your God,
Who brought you up from the land of Egypt;
Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
||"But My people did not listen to My voice,
And Israel did not obey Me.
||"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart,
To walk in their own devices.
||"Oh that My people would listen to Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!
||"I would quickly subdue their enemies
And turn My hand against their adversaries.
||"Those who hate the LORD would pretend obedience to Him,
And their time of punishment would be forever.
||"But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat,
And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."
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