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1Sing joyfully to God, our strength. Raise a shout to the God of Jacob.
2Sing a song and play the tambourine, the pleasant-sounding lyre along with the harp.
3Blow the ram's horn when there is a New Moon, when there is a full moon, on our festival day,
4because it is a statute in Israel, an ordinance by the God of Jacob,
5a decree that he prescribed for Joseph when he went throughout the land of Egypt, speaking a language I did not recognize.
6I removed the burden from your shoulder; your hands were freed of the burdensome basket.
7In a time of need you called out and I delivered you; I answered you from the dark thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Interlude
8Listen, My people and I will warn you. Israel, if only you would obey me!
9You must neither have a foreign god over you or worship a strange god.
10I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, open your mouth that I may fill it.
11Yet my people didn't obey my voice; Israel didn't submit to me.
12So I allowed them to continue in their stubbornness, living by their own advice.
13If only my people would obey me, if only Israel would walk in my ways!
14Then I would quickly subdue their enemies. I would turn against their foes.
15Those who hate the LORD will cringe before him; their punishment will be permanent.
16But I will feed Israel with the finest wheat, satisfying you with honey from the rock.