Psalm 81:8
New International Version
Hear me, my people, and I will warn you-- if you would only listen to me, Israel!

New Living Translation
“Listen to me, O my people, while I give you stern warnings. O Israel, if you would only listen to me!

English Standard Version
Hear, O my people, while I admonish you! O Israel, if you would but listen to me!

Berean Study Bible
Hear, O My people, and I will warn you: O Israel, if only you would listen to Me!

New American Standard Bible
"Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, if you would listen to Me!

New King James Version
“Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you! O Israel, if you will listen to Me!

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

Christian Standard Bible
Listen, my people, and I will admonish you. Israel, if you would only listen to me!

Contemporary English Version
"Listen, my people, while I, the Lord, correct you! Israel, if you would only pay attention to me!

Good News Translation
Listen, my people, to my warning; Israel, how I wish you would listen to me!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen, My people, and I will admonish you. Israel, if you would only listen to Me!

International Standard Version
Listen, My people and I will warn you. Israel, if only you would obey me!

NET Bible
I said, 'Listen, my people! I will warn you! O Israel, if only you would obey me!

New Heart English Bible
"Hear, my people, and I will testify to you, Israel, if you would listen to me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear my people and I shall speak, and Israel, I shall testify of you if you will hear me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen, my people, and I will warn you. Israel, if you would only listen to me!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear, O My people, and I will admonish thee: O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto Me!

New American Standard 1977
“Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, if you would listen to Me!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee; O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me,

King James 2000 Bible
Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto you: O Israel, if you will hearken unto me;

American King James Version
Hear, O my people, and I will testify to you: O Israel, if you will listen to me;

American Standard Version
Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hear, my people, and I will speak to thee, O Israel; and I will testify to thee: if thou wilt hearken to me;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken to me,

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

English Revised Version
Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee; O Israel, if thou wilt hearken to 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:
Study Bible
Sing for Joy to God, Our Strength
7You called out in distress, and I rescued you; I answered you from the cloud of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah 8Hear, O My people, and I will warn you: O Israel, if only you would listen to Me! 9There must be no strange god among you, nor shall you bow to a foreign god.…
Cross References
Psalm 50:7
"Hear, O My people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, your God.

Psalm 81:13
If only My people would listen to Me, if Israel would follow My ways,

Psalm 95:7
For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, the sheep under His care. Today, if you hear His voice,

Treasury of Scripture

Hear, O my people, and I will testify to you: O Israel, if you will listen to me;

hear

Psalm 50:7
Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.

Deuteronomy 32:46
And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.

Isaiah 55:3,4
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David…

if thou wilt

Psalm 81:13
Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

Exodus 15:26
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

Deuteronomy 5:27
Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say: and speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.







Lexicon
Hear,
שְׁמַ֣ע (šə·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

O My people,
עַ֭מִּי (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and I will warn you:
וְאָעִ֣ידָה (wə·’ā·‘î·ḏāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5749: To duplicate, repeat, to protest, testify, to encompass, restore

O Israel,
יִ֝שְׂרָאֵ֗ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

if only
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you would listen
תִּֽשְׁמַֽע־ (tiš·ma‘-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

to Me!
לִֽי׃ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew
(8) Hear, O my people.--The Divine voice here repeats the warnings so frequently uttered during the desert-wandering.

Verse 8. - Hear, O my people (comp. vers. 11, 13). Israel is still "God's people," however rebellious (vers. 11, 12). God has not yet given them up. And I will testify unto thee; or, "protest unto thee" (Kay, Cheyne). O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me; or, "if thou wouldst but hearken unto me!" 81:8-16 We cannot look for too little from the creature, nor too much from the Creator. We may have enough from God, if we pray for it in faith. All the wickedness of the world is owing to man's wilfulness. People are not religious, because they will not be so. God is not the Author of their sin, he leaves them to the lusts of their own hearts, and the counsels of their own heads; if they do not well, the blame must be upon themselves. The Lord is unwilling that any should perish. What enemies sinners are to themselves! It is sin that makes our troubles long, and our salvation slow. Upon the same conditions of faith and obedience, do Christians hold those spiritual and eternal good things, which the pleasant fields and fertile hills of Canaan showed forth. Christ is the Bread of life; he is the Rock of salvation, and his promises are as honey to pious minds. But those who reject him as their Lord and Master, must also lose him as their Saviour and their reward.
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