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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Praise God, our Champion, and cry to the God of Jacob!
2Take tambourines and lyres and those pleasant on harps.
3Call with the trumpets at the first of the month and at full moon on feast days.
4For this is the law for Israel and the judgment for the God of Jacob!
5He appointed a testimony in Joseph when he went forth to the land of Egypt; he heard a language that he did not know.
6I took the burden from his shoulder and I freed his hands from the baskets at the waters of testing.
7He called me in trouble, and in secret, in my glorious refuge, I saved him and I tested him.
8Hear my people and I shall speak, and Israel, I shall testify of you if you will hear me.
9You shall have no strange god neither shall you worship to serve another.
10I AM The Living God, Lord Jehovah, your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.
11And my people did not listen to my voice and Israel was not persuaded by me.
12But they walked in the desire of their heart and in the counsel of their souls.
13If my people had heard me and Israel had walked in my ways,
14I would have shortly destroyed their enemies and would have turned my hand against those who hated them.
15The haters of Lord Jehovah have angered him and he is their cause of trembling for eternity.
16He fed him from the fatness of the wheat and honey from the rock satisfied him.