Psalm 81:1-Psalm 82:1 - A Call To Obedience

1 To the overseer upon the stringed instrument; to Asaph. Rejoice ye in God our strength: shout to the God of Jacob. 2 Lift up music, and ye shall give the drum, the pleasant harp, with the lyre. 3 Strike ye the trumpet in the new in the full moon, for the day of our festival. 4 For it is a law to Israel, a judgment to the God of Jacob. 5 He set him a testimony in Joseph in his going forth upon the land of Egypt: I shall hear a lip I knew not

6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands shall past by from the basket 7 Thou calledst in straits, and I will deliver thee; I will answer thee in the hiding place of thunder. I will prove thee at the water of strife. Silence. 8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify in thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hear to me; 9 A strange god shall not be in thee; and thou shalt not worship to a strange god. 10 I am Jehovah thy God bringing thee up from the land of Egypt: make broad thy mouth and I will fill it

11 And my people heard not to my voice; and Israel was not inclined to me. 12 And I will send him forth in the hardnesses of their heart: they shall go in their counsels. 13 Would that my people heard to me! Israel shall go in my ways. 14 Shortly I shall humble their enemies, and against their adversaries I will turn back my hand. 15 They hating Jehovah shall lie to him: and their time shall be forever. 16 And he shall cause them to eat from the fat of wheat, and from the rock with honey will I satisfy thee.

1 Chanting to Asaph. God stood in the assembly of God; he will judge in the midst of gods.