1 Sing for joy to God, our strength; shout out loud to the God of Jacob.
2 Begin the music. Play the tambourines. Play pleasant music on the harps and lyres.
3 Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon, when the moon is full, when our feast begins.
4 This is the law for Israel; it is the command of the God of Jacob.
5 He gave this rule to the people of Joseph when they went out of the land of Egypt. I heard a language I did not know, saying:
6 "I took the load off their shoulders; I let them put down their baskets.
7 When you were in trouble, you called, and I saved you. I answered you with thunder. I tested you at the waters of Meribah.Selah
8 My people, listen. I am warning you. Israel, please listen to me!
9 You must not have foreign gods; you must not worship any false god.
10 I, the Lord, am your God, who brought you out of Egypt. Open your mouth and I will feed you.
11 "But my people did not listen to me; Israel did not want me.
12 So I let them go their stubborn way and follow their own advice.
13 I wish my people would listen to me; I wish Israel would live my way.
14 Then I would quickly defeat their enemies and turn my hand against their foes.
15 Those who hate the Lord would bow before him. Their punishment would continue forever.
16 But I would give you the finest wheat and fill you with honey from the rocks." A psalm of Asaph.