Parallel Bible results for Psalm 81

New Living Translation

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Psalm 81

NLT 1 Sing praises to God, our strength. Sing to the God of Jacob. NIV 1 Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob! NLT 2 Sing! Beat the tambourine. Play the sweet lyre and the harp. NIV 2 Begin the music, strike the tambourine, play the melodious harp and lyre. NLT 3 Blow the ram’s horn at new moon, and again at full moon to call a festival! NIV 3 Sound the ram's horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our Feast; NLT 4 For this is required by the decrees of Israel; it is a regulation of the God of Jacob. NIV 4 this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob. NLT 5 He made it a law for Israel when he attacked Egypt to set us free. I heard an unknown voice say, NIV 5 He established it as a statute for Joseph when he went out against Egypt, where we heard a language we did not understand. NLT 6 “Now I will take the load from your shoulders; I will free your hands from their heavy tasks. NIV 6 He says, "I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket. NLT 7 You cried to me in trouble, and I saved you; I answered out of the thundercloud and tested your faith when there was no water at Meribah. Interlude NIV 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" NLT 8 “Listen to me, O my people, while I give you stern warnings. O Israel, if you would only listen to me! NIV 8 "Hear, O my people, and I will warn you-- if you would but listen to me, O Israel! NLT 9 You must never have a foreign god; you must not bow down before a false god. NIV 9 You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not bow down to an alien god. NLT 10 For it was I, the your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things. NIV 10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. NLT 11 “But no, my people wouldn’t listen. Israel did not want me around. NIV 11 "But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me. NLT 12 So I let them follow their own stubborn desires, living according to their own ideas. NIV 12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. NLT 13 Oh, that my people would listen to me! Oh, that Israel would follow me, walking in my paths! NIV 13 "If my people would but listen to me, if Israel would follow my ways, NLT 14 How quickly I would then subdue their enemies! How soon my hands would be upon their foes! NIV 14 how quickly would I subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes! NLT 15 Those who hate the would cringe before him; they would be doomed forever. NIV 15 Those who hate the LORD would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever. NLT 16 But I would feed you with the finest wheat. I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock.” NIV 16 But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."