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Psalms 81

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 1 Sing aloud to God our strength and make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob.

 2 Take a psalm, and bring the tambourine, the pleasant harp with the lyre.

 3 Blow the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

 4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

 5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt, where I heard a language that I understood not.

 6 I removed his shoulder from the burden; his hands were delivered from the pots.

 7 You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

 8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify to you, O Israel, if you will hearken to me;

 9 There shall no strange god be in you; neither shall you worship any strange god.

 10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

 11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would have none of me.

 12 So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust, and they walked in their own counsels.

 13 Oh that my people would have hearkened to me, and Israel would have walked in my ways!

 14 I would soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

 15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves to him, and their time would have endured forever.

 16 He would have fed them also with the finest of the wheat, and with honey out of the rock I would have satisfied you.


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