Psalms 81

To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph.

1 Sing aloud unto God (Elohim) our strength; make a joyful noise unto the God (Elohim) of Jacob (Yaaqov).

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

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

4 For this was a statute for Yisrael, and an ordinance of the God (Elohim) of Jacob (Yaaqov).

5 This he ordained in Joseph (Yosef) for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim); where I heard a language that I understood not.

6 “I relieved his shoulder from the burden; his hands were delivered from the pots.

7 You calledst in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

8 Hear, O My people, and I will testify unto you; O Yisrael, if you wilt hearken unto Me;

9 There shall no foreign 5bgod (el) be in you; neither shalt you worship any strange god.

10 I am יהוה your God (Elohim), Who brought you out of the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim); open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

11 But My people would not hearken to My voice; and Yisrael would have none of Me.

12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust; and they walked in their own counsels.

13 Oh that My people had hearkened unto Me, and Yisrael had walked in My ways!

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

15 The haters of יהוה should have submitted themselves unto Him, but their time should have endured forever.

16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat; and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied you.”