1 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, [A Psalm] of Asaph. Sing aloud to God our strength: make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob.
2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3 Blow the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
4 For this [was] a statute for Israel, [and] a law of the God of Jacob.
5 This he ordained in Joseph [for] a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: [where] I heard a language [that] I understood not.
6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee; O Israel, if thou wilt hearken to me;
9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
10 I [am] the LORD thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would not obey me.
12 So I gave them up to their own hearts lust: [and] they walked in their own counsels.
13 O that my people had hearkened to me, [and] Israel had walked in my ways!
14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves to him: and their time should have endured for ever.
16 He would have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock I should have satisfied thee.
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