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Psalm 81 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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God's Goodness and Israel's Waywardness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:1 - For the choir director; [fn]on the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph.
Sing for joy to God our strength;
Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:2 - Raise a song, strike the timbrel,
The sweet sounding lyre with the harp.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:3 - Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
At the full moon, on our feast day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:4 - For it is a statute for Israel,
An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:5 - He established it for a testimony in Joseph
When he [fn]went throughout the land of Egypt.
I heard a language that I did not know:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:6 - “I [fn]relieved his shoulder of the burden,
His hands were freed from the [fn]basket.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:7 - “You called in trouble and I rescued you;
I answered you in the hiding place of thunder;
I proved you at the waters of Meribah. [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:8 - “Hear, O My people, and I will [fn]admonish you;
O Israel, if you would listen to Me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:9 - “Let there be no strange god among you;
Nor shall you worship any foreign god.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:10 - “I, the LORD, am your God,
Who brought you up from the land of Egypt;
Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:11 - “But My people did not listen to My voice,
And Israel did not [fn]obey Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:12 - “So I gave [fn]them over to the stubbornness of their heart,
To walk in their own devices.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:13 - “Oh that My people would listen to Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:14 - “I would quickly subdue their enemies
And turn My hand against their adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:15 - “Those who hate the LORD would pretend obedience to Him,
And their time of punishment would be forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:16 - [fn]But I would feed you with the [fn]finest of the wheat,
And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, according to
Literally: went out over
Literally: removed his shoulder from
Or, brick load
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
Or, bear witness against
Literally: yield to
Literally: him
Literally: He would feed him
Literally: fat

New American Standard Bible 1995
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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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