Psalms - Chapter 81 | New King James Version

  • 1. To the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. {cf2super [77]} A Psalm of Asaph. Sing aloud to God our strength; Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob.
  • 2. Raise a song and strike the timbrel, The pleasant harp with the lute.
  • 3. Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon, At the full moon, on our solemn feast day.
  • 4. For this is a statute for Israel, A law of the God of Jacob.
  • 5. This He established in Joseph as a testimony, When He went throughout the land of Egypt, Where I heard a language I did not understand.
  • 6. "I removed his shoulder from the burden; His hands were freed from the baskets.
  • 7. You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah
  • 8. "Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you! O Israel, if you will listen to Me!
  • 9. There shall be no foreign god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign 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 heed My voice, And Israel would have none of Me.
  • 12. So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, To walk in their own counsels.
  • 13. "Oh, that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!
  • 14. I would soon subdue their enemies, And turn My hand against their adversaries.
  • 15. The haters of the Lord would pretend submission to Him, But their fate would endure forever.
  • 16. He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat; And with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you."