Psalm 81
New American Standard Bible 1995King James Bible
1For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph. Sing for joy to God our strength; Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob.1To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph. Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2Raise a song, strike the timbrel, The sweet sounding lyre with the harp.2Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast day.3Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
4For it is a statute for Israel, An ordinance of the God of Jacob.4For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
5He established it for a testimony in Joseph When he went throughout the land of Egypt. I heard a language that I did not know:5This 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.
6"I relieved his shoulder of the burden, His hands were freed from the basket.6I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
7"You called in trouble and I rescued you; I answered you in the hiding place of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.7Thou 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.
8"Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, if you would listen to Me!8Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;
9"Let there be no strange god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god.9There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
10"I, the LORD, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.10I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11"But My people did not listen to My voice, And Israel did not obey Me.11But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
12"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.12So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
13"Oh that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!13Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
14"I would quickly subdue their enemies And turn My hand against their adversaries.14I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
15"Those who hate the LORD would pretend obedience to Him, And their time of punishment would be forever.15The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
16"But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."16He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
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