81:1 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, [A Psalm] of Asaph. Sing aloud to God our strength: make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob. 81:2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. 81:3 Blow the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. 81:4 For this [was] a statute for Israel, [and] a law of the God of Jacob. 81:5 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. 81:6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots. 81:7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah. 81:8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee; O Israel, if thou wilt hearken to me; 81:9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god. 81:10 I [am] the LORD thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. 81:11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would not obey me. 81:12 So I gave them up to their own hearts lust: [and] they walked in their own counsels. 81:13 O that my people had hearkened to me, [and] Israel had walked in my ways! 81:14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries. 81:15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves to him: and their time should have endured for ever. 81:16 He would have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock I should have satisfied thee.