Psalm 81 CSB

A Call to Obedience

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

1 Sing for joy to God our strength; shout in triumph to the God of Jacob.

References for Psalms 81:1

    • a 81:1 - Ex 15:2; Isa 12:2; 49:5
      2 Lift up a song-play the tambourine, the melodious lyre, and the harp.

      References for Psalms 81:2

        • b 81:2 - Ps 95:1-2; 98:4-6
          3 Blow the horn during the new moona and during the full moon, on the day of our feast.

          References for Psalms 81:3

            • c 81:3 - Nm 29:6; Ezk 46:3
            • d 81:3 - Either Passover or Tabernacles
              4 For this is a statute for Israel, a judgment of the God of Jacob.
              5 He set it up as an ordinance for Joseph when He went throughoutb the land of Egypt. I heard an unfamiliar language:

              References for Psalms 81:5

                • e 81:5 - LXX, Syr, Jer read out of
                • f 81:5 - Ex 11:4; Lv 23:41-43
                  6 "I relieved his shoulder from the burden; his hands were freed from [carrying] the basket.

                  References for Psalms 81:6

                      7 You called out in distress, and I rescued you; I answered you from the thundercloud.c I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah

                      References for Psalms 81:7

                        • h 81:7 - Ex 14:24; 20:18-20
                        • i 81:7 - Ex 17:1-7; Nm 20:2-13
                          8 Listen, My people, and I will admonish you. Israel, if you would only listen to Me!
                          9 There must not be a strange god among you; you must not bow down to a foreign god.

                          References for Psalms 81:9

                            • j 81:9 - Ex 20:3-5; 22:20; 34:14
                              10 I am Yahweh your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
                              11 "But My people did not listen to Me; Israel did not obey Me.
                              12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own plans.

                              References for Psalms 81:12

                                • k 81:12 - Jr 7:24; 11:8; 13:10
                                  13 If only My people would listen to Me and Israel would follow My ways,

                                  References for Psalms 81:13

                                      14 I would quickly subdue their enemies and turn My hand against their foes."
                                      15 Those who hate the Lord would pretend submission to Him; their doom would last forever.

                                      References for Psalms 81:15

                                        • m 81:15 - Ps 18:44; 66:3
                                          16 But He would feed Israeld with the best wheat. "I would satisfy you with honey from the rock."

                                          References for Psalms 81:16

                                            • n 81:16 - Lit him
                                            • o 81:16 - Ps 147:14; Nm 18:12; Dt 32:13-14

                                              Study tools for Psalm 81

                                              • a 81:1 - Ex 15:2; Isa 12:2; 49:5
                                              • b 81:2 - Ps 95:1-2; 98:4-6
                                              • c 81:3 - Nm 29:6; Ezk 46:3
                                              • d 81:3 - Either Passover or Tabernacles
                                              • e 81:5 - LXX, Syr, Jer read out of
                                              • f 81:5 - Ex 11:4; Lv 23:41-43
                                              • g 81:6 - Ex 1:14
                                              • h 81:7 - Ex 14:24; 20:18-20
                                              • i 81:7 - Ex 17:1-7; Nm 20:2-13
                                              • j 81:9 - Ex 20:3-5; 22:20; 34:14
                                              • k 81:12 - Jr 7:24; 11:8; 13:10
                                              • l 81:13 - Isa 42:24
                                              • m 81:15 - Ps 18:44; 66:3
                                              • n 81:16 - Lit him
                                              • o 81:16 - Ps 147:14; Nm 18:12; Dt 32:13-14