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Psalm 81 NIV

For the director of music. According to gittith. Of Asaph.

1 abSing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!

References for Psalms 81:1

    • IJ 81:1 - In Hebrew texts 81:1-16 is numbered 81:2-17.
    • ij 81:1 - Title: Probably a musical term
      2 Begin the music, strike the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre.

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      3 Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival;

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      4 this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.

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      5 When God went out against Egypt, he established it as a statute for Joseph. I heard an unknown voice say:

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      6 “I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket.

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      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.c

      References for Psalms 81:7

        • Ĵ 81:7 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
          8 Hear me, my people, and I will warn you— if you would only listen to me, Israel!

          References for Psalms 81:8

          9 You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me.

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          10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

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          11 “But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me.

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          12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.

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          13 “If my people would only listen to me, if Israel would only follow my ways,

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          14 how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!

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          15 Those who hate the LORD would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever.

          References for Psalms 81:15

          16 But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

          References for Psalms 81:16

          Study tools for Psalm 81

          • a 81:1 - In Hebrew texts 81:1-16 is numbered 81:2-17.
          • b 81:1 - Title: Probably a musical term
          • c 81:7 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.