Chapter 81

  1. 1. [To the chiefe Musician vpon Gittith. A Psalme of Asaph.] Sing alowd vnto God our strength: make a ioyfull noise vnto the God of Iacob.
  2. 2. Take a Psalme, and bring hither the timbrell: the pleasant harpe with the psalterie.
  3. 3. Blow vp the trumpet in the new Moone: in the time appointed on our solemne feast day.
  4. 4. For this was a Statute for Israel: and a Law of the God of Iacob.
  5. 5. This he ordained in Ioseph for a testimonie, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language, that I vnderstood not.
  6. 6. I remoued his shoulder from the burden: his handes were deliuered from the pots.
  7. 7. Thou calledst in trouble, and I deliuered thee, I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proued thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
  8. 8. Heare, O my people, and I will testifie vnto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken vnto me:
  9. 9. There shall no strange God be in thee: neither shalt thou worship any strange God.
  10. 10. I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
  11. 11. But my people would not hearken to my voice: and Israel would none of me.
  12. 12. So I gaue them vp vnto their owne hearts lust: and they walked in in their owne counsels.
  13. 13. O that my people had hearkned vnto me: and Israel had walked in my wayes!
  14. 14. I should soone haue subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their aduersaries.
  15. 15. The haters of the Lord should haue submitted themselues vnto him: but their time should haue endured for euer.
  16. 16. Hee should haue fedde them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honie out of the rocke, should I haue satisfied thee.

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