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Psalms 80

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 81

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  To the chief music-maker; put to the Gittith. Of Asaph.
Make a song to God our strength: make a glad cry to the God of Jacob.  

 

 


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  Take up the melody, playing on an instrument of music, even on corded instruments.  

 

 


3


 

  Let the horn be sounded in the time of the new moon, at the full moon, on our holy feast-day:  

 

 


4


 

  For this is a rule for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.  

 

 


5


 

  He gave it to Joseph as a witness, when he went out over the land of Egypt; then the words of a strange tongue were sounding in my ears.  

 

 


6


 

  I took the weight from his back; his hands were made free from the baskets.  

 

 


7


 

  You gave a cry in your trouble, and I made you free; I gave you an answer in the secret place of the thunder; I put you to the test at the waters of Meribah. (Selah.)  

 

 


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  Give ear, O my people, and I will give you my word, O Israel, if you will only do as I say!  

 

 


9


 

  There is to be no strange god among you; you are not to give worship to any other god.  

 

 


10


 

  I am the Lord your God, who took you up from the land of Egypt: let your mouth be open wide, so that I may give you food.  

 

 


11


 

  But my people did not give ear to my voice; Israel would have nothing to do with me.  

 

 


12


 

  So I gave them up to the desires of their hearts; that they might go after their evil purposes.  

 

 


13


 

  If only my people would give ear to me, walking in my ways!  

 

 


14


 

  I would quickly overcome their haters: my hand would be turned against those who make war on them.  

 

 


15


 

  The haters of the Lord would be broken, and their destruction would be eternal.  

 

 


16


 

  I would give them the best grain for food; you would be full of honey from the rock.  

 

 


Psalms 82

 

 

 

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