Psalms 81

81:1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: Make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
81:2 Raise a song, and bring hither the timbrel, The pleasant harp with the psaltery.
81:3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast-day.
81:4 For it is a statute for Israel, An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
81:5 He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony, When he went out over the land of Egypt, `Where' I heard a language that I knew not.
81:6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: His hands were freed from the basket.
81:7 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
81:8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!
81:9 There shall no strange god be in thee; Neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.
81:10 I am Jehovah thy God, Who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt: Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
81:11 But my people hearkened not to my voice; And Israel would none of me.
81:12 So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, That they might walk in their own counsels.
81:13 Oh that my people would hearken unto me, That Israel would walk in my ways!
81:14 I would soon subdue their enemies, And turn my hand against their adversaries.
81:15 The haters of Jehovah should submit themselves unto him: But their time should endure for ever.
81:16 He would feed them also with the finest of the wheat; And with honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee. Psalm 82 A Psalm of Asaph.