1 {To the Chanter, upon Gittith, of Asaph} Sing merrily unto God, our strength; make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob. 2 Take the psalm, bring hither the tabret, the merry harp with the lute. 3 Blow up the trumpets in the new moon, upon our solemn feast day. 4 For this was made a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob. 5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he came out of Egypt, and had heard a strange language.
6 "I eased his shoulder from the burden, and his hands were delivered from making the pots. 7 When thou calledest upon me in trouble, I delivered thee, and heard thee, what time as the storm fell upon thee. I proved thee also at the waters of strife. Selah. 8 Hear, O my people; for I assure thee, O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me. 9 There shall no strange god be in thee, neither shalt thou worship any other god. 10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt; open thy mouth wide, and I shall fill it.
11 But my people would not hear my voice; and Israel would not obey me. 12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust, and let them follow their own imaginations. 13 O that my people would obey me! For if Israel would walk in my ways, 14 I should soon have put down their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries. 15 The haters of the LORD should have been found liars; but their time should have endured for ever. 16 He should have fed them also with the finest wheat-flour; and with honey out of the stony rock should I have satisfied thee."