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Psalm 81

O sing joyfully to God our strength :
 shout in triumph to the God of Jacob.
Make music and beat upon the drum :
 sound the lute and the melodious harp.
Blow the ram’s horn at the new moon :
 and at the full moon of our day of festival.
For this was a statute for Israel :
 a commandment of the God of Jacob,
Which he laid on Joseph as a solemn charge :
 when he came out of the land of Egypt.
I heard a voice that I had not known, saying :
 ‘I eased your shoulders of the burden,
   and your hands were freed from the load.
‘You called to me in trouble, and I rescued you :
 I answered you from the secret place of my thunder,
   I put you to the test at the waters of Meribah.
‘Listen, my people, and I will admonish you :
 O Israel, if only you would hear me.
‘There shall be no strange god among you :
 nor shall you bow down to an alien god.
‘I am the Lord your God,
   who brought you up from the land of Egypt :
 open wide your mouth, and I will fill it.
‘But my people would not listen to my voice :
 and Israel would have none of me.
‘So I left them to the stubbornness of their hearts :
 to walk according to their own designs.
‘If only my people would listen :
 if Israel would but walk in my ways,
‘I would soon put down their enemies :
 and turn my hand against their adversaries.
‘Those that hate the Lord would cringe before him :
 and their punishment would last for ever.
‘But Israel I would feed with the finest wheat :
 and satisfy you with honey from the rocks.’

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