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Psalm 81

God’s Appeal to Stubborn Israel

To the leader: according to The Gittith. Of Asaph.
1 Sing aloud to God our strength;
   shout for joy to the God of Jacob.
2 Raise a song, sound the tambourine,
   the sweet lyre with the harp.
3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
   at the full moon, on our festal day.
4 For it is a statute for Israel,
   an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
5 He made it a decree in Joseph,
   when he went out over* the land of Egypt.


I hear a voice I had not known:
6 ‘I relieved your* shoulder of the burden;
   your* hands were freed from the basket.
7 In distress you called, and I rescued you;
   I answered you in the secret place of thunder;
   I tested you at the waters of Meribah.
          Selah
8 Hear, O my people, while I admonish you;
   O Israel, if you would but listen to me!
9 There shall be no strange god among you;
   you shall not bow down to a foreign god.
10 I am the Lord your God,
   who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
   Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.


11 ‘But my people did not listen to my voice;
   Israel would not submit to me.
12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts,
   to follow their own counsels.
13 O that my people would listen to me,
   that Israel would walk in my ways!
14 Then I would quickly subdue their enemies,
   and turn my hand against their foes.
15 Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him,
   and their doom would last for ever.
16 I would feed you* with the finest of the wheat,
   and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.’

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