1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.
6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah.a Selah.

References for Psalms 81:7

    • ś 81:7 - Meribah: or, Strife
      8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;
      9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
      10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
      11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
      12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
      13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
      14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
      15 The haters of the LORD should have submittedb themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.

      References for Psalms 81:15

        • Ŝ 81:15 - submitted...: or, yielded feigned obedience: Heb. lied
          16 He should have fed them also with the finestc of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.

          References for Psalms 81:16

            • ŝ 81:16 - finest...: Heb. fat of wheat