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Psalm 81 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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A Call to Obedience

For the choir director: on the Gittith. Of Asaph.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:1 -

Sing for joy to God our strength;

shout in triumph to the God of Jacob.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:2 -

Lift up a song ​— ​play the tambourine,

the melodious lyre, and the harp.

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Blow the horn on the day of our feasts[fn]

during the new moon

and during the full moon.

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For this is a statute for Israel,

an ordinance of the God of Jacob.

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He set it up as a decree for Joseph

when he went throughout[fn] the land of Egypt.

I heard an unfamiliar language:

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:6 -

“I relieved his shoulder from the burden;

his hands were freed from carrying the basket.

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“You called out in distress, and I rescued you;

I answered you from the thundercloud.

I tested you at the Waters of Meribah.Selah

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“Listen, my people, and I will admonish you.

Israel, if you would only listen to me!

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“There must not be a strange god among you;

you must not bow down to a foreign god.

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“I am the LORD   your God,

who brought you up from the land of Egypt.

Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

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“But my people did not listen to my voice;

Israel did not obey me.

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“So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts

to follow their own plans.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:13 -

“If only my people would listen to me

and Israel would follow my ways,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:14 -

“I would quickly subdue their enemies

and turn my hand against their foes.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:15 -

Those who hate the LORD

would cower to him;

their doom would last forever.

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But he would feed Israel[fn] with the best wheat.

“I would satisfy you with honey from the rock.”

CSB Footnotes
Lit feast
Or went out against
Lit him

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