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Psalm 81

2 Sing joyfully to God our strength,

 shout in triumph to the God of Jacob.

 3 Raise a song and sound the timbrel,

 the sweet-sounding harp and the lute;

 4 blow the trumpet at the new moon,

 when the moon is full, on our feast.

5 For this is a statute in Israel,

 a command of the God of Jacob.

 6 He made it a decree for Joseph,

 when he went out from the land of Egypt.

A voice I did not know said to me:

 7 “I freed your shoulder from the burden;

 your hands were freed from the builder’s basket.

 8 You called in distress and I delivered you.

I answered, concealed in the thunder;

 at the waters of Meribah I tested you.

 9 Listen, my people, as I warn you.

 O Israel, if only you would heed!

10 Let there be no strange god among you,

 nor shall you worship a foreign god.

 11 I am the LORD your God,

 who brought you up from the land of Egypt.

 Open wide your mouth, and I will fill it.

12 But my people did not heed my voice,

 and Israel would not obey me.

 13 So I left them in their stubbornness of heart,

 to follow their own designs.

14 O that my people would heed me,

 that Israel would walk in my ways!

 15 At once I would subdue their foes,

 turn my hand against their enemies.

16 Those who hate the LORD would cringe before him,

 and their subjection would last forever.

 17 But Israel I would feed with finest wheat,

 and satisfy with honey from the rock.”

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