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Psalms Chapter 81 (Index)

001  To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph. Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

002  Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

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

004  For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

005  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.

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

007  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.

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

009  There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

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

011  But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

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

013  Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

014  I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

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

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