|Ps 81:1 Sing for joy to God our strength;
Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob.
|Ps 81:2 Raise a song, strike the timbrel,
The sweet sounding lyre with the harp.
|Ps 81:3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
At the full moon, on our feast day.
|Ps 81:4 For it is a statute for Israel,
An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
|Ps 81:5 He established it for a testimony in Joseph
When he went throughout the land of Egypt.
I heard a language that I did not know:
|Ps 81:6 ¶ "I relieved his shoulder of the burden,
His hands were freed from the basket.
|Ps 81:7 "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.
|Ps 81:8 "Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you;
O Israel, if you would listen to Me!
|Ps 81:9 "Let there be no strange god among you;
Nor shall you worship any foreign god.
|Ps 81:10 "I, the LORD, am your God,
Who brought you up from the land of Egypt;
Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
|Ps 81:11 ¶ "But My people did not listen to My voice,
And Israel did not obey Me.
|Ps 81:12 "So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart,
To walk in their own devices.
|Ps 81:13 "Oh that My people would listen to Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!
|Ps 81:14 "I would quickly subdue their enemies
And turn My hand against their adversaries.
|Ps 81:15 "Those who hate the LORD would pretend obedience to Him,
And their time of punishment would be forever.
|Ps 81:16 "But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat,
And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."