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Psalms 81

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.”


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