Psalm 81

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1: Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. edit

2: Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. edit

3: Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. edit

4: For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob. edit

5: 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. edit

6: I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots. edit

7: Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah. edit

8: Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me; edit

9: There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god. edit

10: I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. edit

11: But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. edit

12: So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels. edit

13: Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways! edit

14: I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries. edit

15: The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever. edit

16: He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee. edit

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