Psalm 81[a]

For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] Of Asaph.

Sing for joy to God our strength;
    shout aloud to the God of Jacob!(A)

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  1. Psalm 81:1 In Hebrew texts 81:1-16 is numbered 81:2-17.
  2. Psalm 81:1 Title: Probably a musical term

10 I am the Lord your God,
    who brought you up out of Egypt.(A)
Open(B) wide your mouth and I will fill(C) it.

11 “But my people would not listen to me;
    Israel would not submit to me.(D)
12 So I gave them over(E) to their stubborn hearts
    to follow their own devices.

13 “If my people would only listen to me,(F)
    if Israel would only follow my ways,
14 how quickly I would subdue(G) their enemies
    and turn my hand against(H) their foes!
15 Those who hate the Lord would cringe(I) before him,
    and their punishment would last forever.
16 But you would be fed with the finest of wheat;(J)
    with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

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