81:1 Sing aloud to God, our strength! Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob!
81:2 Raise a song, and bring here the tambourine, the pleasant lyre with the harp.
81:3 Blow the trumpet at the New Moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.
81:4 For it is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
81:5 He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out over the land of Egypt, I heard a language that I didn’t know.
81:6 “I removed his shoulder from the burden. His hands were freed from the basket.
81:7 You called in trouble, and I delivered you. I answered you in the secret place of thunder. I tested you at the waters of Meribah.” Selah.
81:8 “Hear, my people, and I will testify to you, Israel, if you would listen to me!
81:9 There shall be no strange god in you, neither shall you worship any foreign god.
81:10 I am Yahweh, your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
81:11 But my people didn’t listen to my voice. Israel desired none of me.
81:12 So I let them go after the stubbornness of their hearts, that they might walk in their own counsels.
81:13 Oh that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!
81:14 I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their adversaries.
81:15 The haters of Yahweh would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever.
81:16 But he would have also fed them with the finest of the wheat. I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock.” Psalm 82 A Psalm by Asaph.
82:1 God presides in the great assembly. He judges among the gods.
82:2 “How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked?” Selah.
82:3 “Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
82:4 Rescue the weak and needy. Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.”
82:5 They don’t know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
82:6 I said, “You are gods, all of you are sons of the Most High.
82:7 Nevertheless you shall die like men, and fall like one of the rulers.”
82:8 Arise, God, judge the earth, for you inherit all of the nations. Psalm 83 A song. A Psalm by Asaph.

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