1 “To the chief musician upon Gittith; by Assaph.” (81:2) Sing aloud unto God our strength: shout joyfully unto the God of Jacob.
2 (81:3) Lift up psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3 (81:4) Blow on the new moon the cornet, at the time appointed, on the day of our feast.
4 (81:5) For this is a statute for Israel, an ordinance by the God of Jacob.
5 (81:6) As a testimony in Joseph did he ordain it, when he went out over the land of Egypt. The language of one I had not known did I hear.
6 (81:7) I removed from the burden his shoulder: his hands left behind the burden-basket.
7 (81:8) In distress thou didst call, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret of the thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
8 (81:9) Hear, O my people, and I will give warning unto thee; O Israel, if thou wouldst but hearken unto me!
9 (81:10) There shall not be among thee a foreign God; nor shalt thou bow thyself down to any strange God.
10 (81:11) I am the Lord thy God, who have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt: open wide thy mouth, and I will fill it.
11 (81:12) But my people did not hearken to my voice; and Israel was not willing [to follow] me.
12 (81:13) So I let them go in the stubbornness of their own hearts: and they walked in their own counsels.
13 (81:14) Oh that my people would hearken unto me, that Israel would walk in my ways!
14 (81:15) In a little while would I subdue their enemies, and against their adversaries would I turn my hand.
15 (81:16) The haters of the Lord should offer flattery unto him; but their time should endure for ever.
16 (81:17) And he would feed him with the best of wheat: and out of the rock would I satisfy thee with honey.