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Psalm 81 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:1 - Shout for joy to God, our source of strength! Shout out to the God of Jacob!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:2 - Sing a song and play the tambourine, the pleasant sounding harp, and the ten-stringed instrument!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:3 - Sound the ram's horn on the day of the new moon, and on the day of the full moon when our festival begins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:4 - For observing the festival is a requirement for Israel; it is an ordinance given by the God of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:5 - He decreed it as a regulation in Joseph, when he attacked the land of Egypt. I heard a voice I did not recognize.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:6 - It said: "I removed the burden from his shoulder; his hands were released from holding the basket.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:7 - 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)
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:8 - I said, 'Listen, my people! I will warn you! O Israel, if only you would obey me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:9 - There must be no other god among you. You must not worship a foreign god.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:10 - 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!'
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:11 - But my people did not obey me; Israel did not submit to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:12 - I gave them over to their stubborn desires; they did what seemed right to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:13 - If only my people would obey me! If only Israel would keep my commands!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:14 - Then I would quickly subdue their enemies, and attack their adversaries."
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:15 - (May those who hate the LORD cower in fear before him! May they be permanently humiliated!)
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:16 - "I would feed Israel the best wheat, and would satisfy your appetite with honey from the rocky cliffs."

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