Psalm 81
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1For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph. Sing for joy to God our strength; Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob.1Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob!
2Raise a song, strike the timbrel, The sweet sounding lyre with the harp.2Raise a song; sound the tambourine, the sweet lyre with the harp.
3Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast day.3Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.
4For it is a statute for Israel, An ordinance of the God of Jacob.4For it is a statute for Israel, a rule of the God of Jacob.
5He established it for a testimony in Joseph When he went throughout the land of Egypt. I heard a language that I did not know:5He made it a decree in Joseph when he went out over the land of Egypt. I hear a language I had not known:
6"I relieved his shoulder of the burden, His hands were freed from the basket.6“I relieved your shoulder of the burden; your hands were freed from the basket.
7"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.7In distress you called, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah
8"Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, if you would listen to Me!8Hear, O my people, while I admonish you! O Israel, if you would but listen to me!
9"Let there be no strange god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god.9There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a foreign god.
10"I, the LORD, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.10I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11"But My people did not listen to My voice, And Israel did not obey Me.11“But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me.
12"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.12So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.
13"Oh that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!13Oh, that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!
14"I would quickly subdue their enemies And turn My hand against their adversaries.14I would soon subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes.
15"Those who hate the LORD would pretend obedience to Him, And their time of punishment would be forever.15Those who hate the LORD would cringe toward him, and their fate would last forever.
16"But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."16But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”
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Psalm 80
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