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Psalm 81 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 <> Sing aloud to God, our strength! Make a joyful noise to the God of Ya`akov! 1 Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
2 Raise a song, and bring here the tambourine, The pleasant lyre with the harp. 2 Begin the music, strike the tambourine, play the melodious harp and lyre.
3 Blow the shofar at the New Moon, At the full moon, on our feast day. 3 Sound the ram's horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our Feast;
4 For it is a statute for Yisra'el, An ordinance of the God of Ya`akov. 4 this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
5 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. 5 He established it as a statute for Joseph when he went out against Egypt, where we heard a language we did not understand.
6 "I removed his shoulder from the burden. His hands were freed from the basket. 6 He says, "I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket.
7 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. 7 In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. "Selah"
8 "Hear, my people, and I will testify to you. Yisra'el, if you would listen to me! 8 "Hear, O my people, and I will warn you-- if you would but listen to me, O Israel!
9 There shall be no strange god in you, Neither shall you worship any foreign god. 9 You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not bow down to an alien god.
10 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. 10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.
11 But my people didn't listen to my voice. Yisra'el desired none of me. 11 "But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me.
12 So I let them go after the stubbornness of their hearts, That they might walk in their own counsels. 12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.
13 Oh that my people would listen to me, That Yisra'el would walk in my ways! 13 "If my people would but listen to me, if Israel would follow my ways,
14 I would soon subdue their enemies, And turn my hand against their adversaries. 14 how quickly would I subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!
15 The haters of the LORD would cringe before him, And their punishment would last forever. 15 Those who hate the LORD would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever.
16 But he would have also fed them with the finest of the wheat. I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock." 16 But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."