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81:1 [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.  
81:2 Take a Psalme, and bring hither the timbrell: the pleasant harpe with the psalterie.  
81:3 Blow vp the trumpet in the new Moone: in the time appointed on our solemne feast day.  
81:4 For this was a Statute for Israel: and a Law of the God of Iacob.  
81:5 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. Margin Note
81:6 I remoued his shoulder from the burden: his handes were deliuered from the pots. Margin Note
81:7 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. Margin Note
81:8 Heare, O my people, and I will testifie vnto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken vnto me:  
81:9 There shall no strange God be in thee: neither shalt thou worship any strange God.  
81:10 I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.  
81:11 But my people would not hearken to my voice: and Israel would none of me.  
81:12 So I gaue them vp vnto their owne hearts lust: and they walked in in their owne counsels. Margin Note
81:13 O that my people had hearkned vnto me: and Israel had walked in my wayes!  
81:14 I should soone haue subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their aduersaries.  
81:15 The haters of the Lord should haue submitted themselues vnto him: but their time should haue endured for euer. Margin Note
81:16 Hee should haue fedde them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honie out of the rocke, should I haue satisfied thee. Margin Note