Psalm 81:8
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New Living Translation
"Listen to me, O my people, while I give you stern warnings. O Israel, if you would only listen to me!

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

Darby Bible Translation
Hear, my people, and I will testify unto thee; O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!

World English Bible
"Hear, my people, and I will testify to you, Israel, if you would listen to me!

Young's Literal Translation
Hear, O My people, and I testify to thee, O Israel, if thou dost hearken to me:

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

81:8 Testify - This God did presently after he brought them from Meribah, even at Sinai.

Psalm 81:8 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Spiritual Hunger Shall be Satisfied
They shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 I proceed now to the second part of the text. A promise annexed. They shall be filled'. A Christian fighting with sin is not like one that beats the air' (1 Corinthians 9:26), and his hungering after righteousness is not like one that sucks in only air, Blessed are they that hunger, for they shall be filled.' Those that hunger after righteousness shall be filled. God never bids us seek him in vain' (Isaiah 45:19). Here is an honeycomb dropping into the mouths of
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

The Second Coming of Christ.
^A Matt. XXIV. 29-51; ^B Mark XIII. 24-37; ^C Luke XXI. 25-36. ^b 24 But in those days, ^a immediately after the { ^b that} ^a tribulation of those days. [Since the coming of Christ did not follow close upon the destruction of Jerusalem, the word "immediately" used by Matthew is somewhat puzzling. There are, however, three ways in which it may be explained: 1. That Jesus reckons the time after his own divine, and not after our human, fashion. Viewing the word in this light, the passage at II. Pet.
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
The law of God originates in his nature, but the attributes of his creatures are due to his sovereignty. The former is, accordingly, to be viewed as necessarily obligatory on the moral subjects of his government, and the latter--which are all consistent with the holiness of the Divine nature, are to be considered as called into exercise according to his appointment. Hence, also, the law of God is independent of his creatures, though made known on their account; but the operation of their attributes
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Man's Inability to Keep the Moral Law
Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God? No mere man, since the fall, is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments of God, but does daily break them, in thought, word, and deed. In many things we offend all.' James 3: 2. Man in his primitive state of innocence, was endowed with ability to keep the whole moral law. He had rectitude of mind, sanctity of will, and perfection of power. He had the copy of God's law written on his heart; no sooner did God command but he obeyed.
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Psalm 50:7
"O my people, listen as I speak. Here are my charges against you, O Israel: I am God, your God!

Psalm 81:13
Oh, that my people would listen to me! Oh, that Israel would follow me, walking in my paths!

Psalm 95:7
for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today!

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