Psalm 81:5 {80:6}
Good News Translation
He gave it to the people of Israel when he attacked the land of Egypt. I hear an unknown voice saying,

Contemporary English Version
The descendants of Joseph were told to obey it, when God led them out from the land of Egypt. In a voice unknown to me, I heard someone say:

Douay-Rheims Bible
He ordained it for a testimony in Joseph, when he came out of the land of Egypt: he heard a tongue which he knew not.

New American Bible
He made it a decree for Joseph when he came out of the land of Egypt.

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He ordained it for a testimony in Joseph, when he came out of the land of Egypt: he heard a tongue which he knew not.

in Joseph

Psalm 77:15 With thy arm thou hast redeemed thy people the children of Jacob and of Joseph.

Psalm 80:1,2 Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, a testimony for Asaph, a psalm. [2] Give ear, O thou that rulest Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Thou that sittest upon the cherubims, shine forth . . .

Amos 6:6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the best ointments: and they are not concerned for the affliction of Joseph.

for a

Psalm 78:6 That another generation might know them. The children that should be born and should rise up, and declare them to their children.

Exodus 13:8,9,14-16 And thou shalt tell thy son in that day, saying: This is what the Lord did to me when I came forth out of Egypt. . . .

Deuteronomy 4:45 And these are the testimonies and ceremonies and judgments, which he spoke to the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt,

Ezekiel 20:20 And sanctify my sabbaths, that they may be a sign between me and you: and that you may know that I am the Lord your God.

through.

Exodus 12:12,27,29 And I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and will kill every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast: and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments; I am the Lord. . . .

where

Psalm 114:1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a barbarous people:

Deuteronomy 28:49 The Lord will bring upon thee a nation from afar, and from the uttermost ends of the earth, like an eagle that flyeth swiftly, whose tongue thou canst not understand,

Isaiah 28:11 For with the speech of lips, and with another tongue he will speak to this people.

Jeremiah 5:15 Behold I will bring upon you a nation from afar, O house of Israel, saith the Lord: a strong nation, an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou shalt not know, nor understand what they say.

1 Corinthians 14:21,22 In the law it is written: In other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people: and neither so will they hear me, saith the Lord. . . .

Context
Sing for Joy to God, Our Strength
4For it is a commandment in Israel, and a judgment to the God of Jacob. 5He ordained it for a testimony in Joseph, when he came out of the land of Egypt: he heard a tongue which he knew not.6He removed his back from the burdens: his hands had served in baskets.…
Cross References
Exodus 11:4
And he said: Thus saith the Lord: At midnight I will enter into Egypt:

Deuteronomy 28:49
The Lord will bring upon thee a nation from afar, and from the uttermost ends of the earth, like an eagle that flyeth swiftly, whose tongue thou canst not understand,

Psalm 78:5
And he set up a testimony in Jacob: and made a law in Israel. How great things he commanded our fathers, that they should make the same known to their children:

Psalm 81:4
For it is a commandment in Israel, and a judgment to the God of Jacob.

Psalm 114:1
When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a barbarous people:

Jeremiah 5:15
Behold I will bring upon you a nation from afar, O house of Israel, saith the Lord: a strong nation, an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou shalt not know, nor understand what they say.

Additional Translations
He ordained it as a testimony for Joseph when he went out over the land of Egypt, where I heard an unfamiliar language:This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

He 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.

He made it to be a testimony in Joseph, when he came forth out of the land of Egypt: he heard a language which he understood not.

He ordained it in Joseph [for] a testimony, when he went forth over the land of Egypt, [where] I heard a language that I knew not.

He appointed it in Joseph for testimony, when he went out over the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I knew not.

This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out over the land of Egypt, I heard a language that I didn't know.

A testimony on Joseph He hath placed it, In his going forth over the land of Egypt. A lip, I have not known -- I hear.
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