Oh, That My People Would Listen to Me

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. Of Asaph.

1 1Sing aloud to God our strength; 2shout for joy to the God of Jacob!

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2 Raise a song; sound 3the tambourine, 4the sweet lyre with 5the harp.

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3 Blow the trumpet at 6the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.

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4 For it is a statute for Israel, a rulea of the God of Jacob.

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    • ÿ 81:4 - Or just decree
      5 He made it 7a decree in 8Joseph when he 9went out overb the land of Egypt. 10I hear a language 11I had not known:

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      6 "I 12relieved yourc shoulder of 13the burden; your hands were freed from the basket.

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        • ā 81:6 - Hebrew his; also next line
          7 In distress you 14called, and I delivered you; I 15answered you in the secret place of thunder; I 16tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah

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          8 17Hear, O my people, while I admonish you! O Israel, if you would but listen to me!

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          9 There shall be no 18strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a 19foreign god.

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          10 20I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. 21Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

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          11 "But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel 22would not submit to me.

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          12 So I 23gave them over to their 24stubborn hearts, to follow their own 25counsels.
          13 26Oh, that my people would listen to me, that Israel would 27walk in my ways!
          14 I would soon subdue their enemies and 28turn my hand against their foes.

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          15 Those who hate the LORD would 29cringe toward him, and their fate would last forever.

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          16 But he would feed youd with 30the finest of the wheat, and with 31honey from the rock I would satisfy you."

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