Psalms 81:1 ←
Sing aloud to God, our strength! Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob!
Psalms 81:2 ←
Raise a song, and bring here the tambourine, the pleasant lyre with the harp.
Psalms 81:3 ←
Blow the trumpet at the New Moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.
Psalms 81:4 ←
For it is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
Psalms 81:5 ←
He appointed it in Joseph for a covenant, when he went out over the land of Egypt, I heard a language that I didn’t know.
Psalms 81:6 ←
“I removed his shoulder from the burden. His hands were freed from the basket.
Psalms 81:7 ←
You called in trouble, and I delivered you. I answered you in the secret place of thunder. I tested you at the waters of Meribah.” Selah.
Psalms 81:8 ←
“Hear, my people, and I will testify to you, Israel, if you would listen to me!
Psalms 81:9 ←
There shall be no strange god in you, neither shall you worship any foreign god.
Psalms 81:10 ←
I am Yahweh, your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
Psalms 81:11 ←
But my people didn’t listen to my voice. Israel desired none of me.
Psalms 81:12 ←
So I let them go after the stubbornness of their hearts, that they might walk in their own counsels.
Psalms 81:13 ←
Oh that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!
Psalms 81:14 ←
I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their adversaries.
Psalms 81:15 ←
The haters of Yahweh would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever.
Psalms 81:16 ←
But he would have also fed them with the finest of the wheat. I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock.”