Psalms Chapter 81
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 An exhortation to a solemne praising of God. 4 God challengeth that duetie by reason of his benefits. 8 God exhorting to obedience, complaineth of their disobedience, which proueth their owne hurt.
[To the chiefe Musician vpon Gittith. A Psalme of Asaph.] Sing alowd vnto God our strength: make a ioyfull noise vnto the God of Iacob.
Take a Psalme, and bring hither the timbrell: the pleasant harpe with the psalterie.
Blow vp the trumpet in the new Moone: in the time appointed on our solemne feast day.
For this was a Statute for Israel: and a Law of the God of Iacob.
This he ordained in Ioseph for a testimonie, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language, that I vnderstood not.5
I remoued his shoulder from the burden: his handes were deliuered from the pots.6
Thou calledst in trouble, and I deliuered thee, I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proued thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.7
Heare, O my people, and I will testifie vnto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken vnto me:
There shall no strange God be in thee: neither shalt thou worship any strange God.
I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
But my people would not hearken to my voice: and Israel would none of me.
So I gaue them vp vnto their owne hearts lust: and they walked in in their owne counsels.12
O that my people had hearkned vnto me: and Israel had walked in my wayes!
I should soone haue subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their aduersaries.
The haters of the Lord should haue submitted themselues vnto him: but their time should haue endured for euer.15
Hee should haue fedde them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honie out of the rocke, should I haue satisfied thee.16
Psalms Chapter 81 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
5 Or, against.
6 Hebr. passed away.
7 Exod. 17. 6. , Or, strife.
12 Acts. 14. 6. , Or, to the hardnes of their hearts, or imagination.
15 Or, yeelded fained obedience. Heb. lyed.
16 Hebr. with the fat of wheat.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania