Psalm 81
New American Standard Bible 1995New International Version
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.1For the director of music. According to gittith. Of Asaph. Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
2Raise a song, strike the timbrel, The sweet sounding lyre with the harp.2Begin the music, strike the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre.
3Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast day.3Sound the ram's horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival;
4For it is a statute for Israel, An ordinance of the God of Jacob.4this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance 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:5When God went out against Egypt, he established it as a statute for Joseph. I heard an unknown voice say:
6"I relieved his shoulder of the burden, His hands were freed from the basket.6"I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket.
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.7In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah.
8"Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, if you would listen to Me!8Hear me, my people, and I will warn you-- if you would only listen to me, Israel!
9"Let there be no strange god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god.9You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me.
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 your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.
11"But My people did not listen to My voice, And Israel did not obey Me.11"But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me.
12"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.12So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.
13"Oh that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!13"If my people would only listen to me, if Israel would only follow my ways,
14"I would quickly subdue their enemies And turn My hand against their adversaries.14how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!
15"Those who hate the LORD would pretend obedience to Him, And their time of punishment would be forever.15Those who hate the LORD would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever.
16"But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."16But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."
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