Psalms - Chapter 81

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And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.
Mark 12:30



Book of Psalms - Chapter 81

Psalms 81:1

To the chief Musician upon Gittith, [A Psalm] of Asaph. Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

Psalms 81:2

Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

Psalms 81:3

Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

Psalms 81:4

For this [was] a statute for Israel, [and] a law of the God of Jacob.

Psalms 81:5

This he ordained in Joseph [for] a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: [where] I heard a language [that] I understood not.

Psalms 81:6

I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.

Psalms 81:7

Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

Psalms 81:8

Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;

Psalms 81:9

There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

Psalms 81:10

I [am] the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Psalms 81:11

But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

Psalms 81:12

So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: [and] they walked in their own counsels.

Psalms 81:13

Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, [and] Israel had walked in my ways!

Psalms 81:14

I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

Psalms 81:15

The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.

Psalms 81:16

He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.