Psalms 81:4

4 For it is a statute for Israel, a rule[a] of the God of Jacob.

Psalms 81:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 81:4

For this was a statute for Israel
It was not a piece of will worship, or device of the children of Israel, but was of divine institution; that the passover should be kept at the time it was; and that the trumpets should be blown on the new moon, or first of Tisri; and that the feast of tabernacles should be kept on the fifteenth of the same month:

and a law of the God of Jacob;
and therefore to be observed by Jacob's posterity: the law for the one is in ( Exodus 12:18 Exodus 12:19 ) and for the other is in ( Leviticus 23:24 Leviticus 23:34 ) and so all the ordinances of Christ, and of the Gospel dispensation, are to be regarded on the same account, because they are the statutes and appointments of God; and the feast of tabernacles is particularly put for them all, ( Zechariah 14:16 ) .

Psalms 81:4 In-Context

2 Raise a song; sound the tambourine, the sweet lyre with the harp.
3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.
4 For it is a statute for Israel, a rule of the God of Jacob.
5 He made it a decree in Joseph when he went out over the land of Egypt. I hear a language I had not known:
6 "I relieved your shoulder of the burden; your hands were freed from the basket.

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