<> Sing aloud to God, our strength! Make a joyful noise to the God of Ya`akov!
Raise a song, and bring here the tambourine, The pleasant lyre with the harp.
Blow the shofar at the New Moon, At the full moon, on our feast day.
For it is a statute for Yisra'el, An ordinance of the God of Ya`akov.
He appointed it in Yosef for a testimony, When he went out over the land of Mitzrayim, I heard a language that I didn't know.
"I removed his shoulder from the burden. His hands were freed from the basket.
You called in trouble, and I delivered you. I answered you in the secret place of thunder. I tested you at the waters of Merivah." Selah.
"Hear, my people, and I will testify to you. Yisra'el, if you would listen to me!
There shall be no strange god in you, Neither shall you worship any foreign god.
I am the LORD, your God, Who brought you up out of the land of Mitzrayim. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
But my people didn't listen to my voice. Yisra'el desired none of me.
So I let them go after the stubbornness of their hearts, That they might walk in their own counsels.
Oh that my people would listen to me, That Yisra'el would walk in my ways!
I would soon subdue their enemies, And turn my hand against their adversaries.
The haters of the LORD would cringe before him, And their punishment would last forever.
But he would have also fed them with the finest of the wheat. I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock."