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The third book of Psalms, song 81, New English Translation

Psalm 81

   For the music director; according to the gittith style; by Asaph.
   1 Shout for joy to God, our source of strength! Shout out to the God of Jacob!
   2 Sing a song and play the tambourine, the pleasant sounding harp, and the ten-stringed instrument!
   3 Sound the ram's horn on the day of the new moon, and on the day of the full moon when our festival begins.
   4 For observing the festival is a requirement for Israel; it is an ordinance given by the God of Jacob.
   5 He decreed it as a regulation in Joseph, when he attacked the land of Egypt. I heard a voice I did not recognize.
   6 It said: "I removed the burden from his shoulder; his hands were released from holding the basket.
   7 In your distress you called out and I rescued you. I answered you from a dark thundercloud. I tested you at the waters of Meribah. (Selah)
   8 I said, 'Listen, my people! I will warn you! O Israel, if only you would obey me!
   9 There must be no other god among you. You must not worship a foreign god.
   10 I am the LORD, your God, the one who brought you out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it! aaa'
   11 But my people did not obey me; Israel did not submit to me.
   12 I gave them over to their stubborn desires; they did what seemed right to them.
   13 If only my people would obey me! If only Israel would keep my commands!
   14 Then I would quickly subdue their enemies, and attack their adversaries."
   15 (May those who hate the LORD cower in fear before him! May they be permanently humiliated! )
   16 "I would feed Israel the best wheat, and would satisfy your appetite with honey from the rocky cliffs."

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