1An exhortation to a solemn praising of God. 4God challengeth that duty by reason of his benefits. 8God, exhorting his people to obedience, complaineth of their disobedience, which proveth their own hurt.
To the chief Musician upon 1Gittith, A Psalmaof Asaph.
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1Sing aloud 1unto God 2our strength: 3make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3Blow up the 1trumpet 2in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
4For 1this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
5This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when 1he went out athrough the land of Egypt: where2I heard a language that I understood not.
6I 1removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands awere delivered from the pots.
7Thou 1calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the 2secret place of thunder: 3I proved thee at the waters of aMeribah. Selah.
8Hear, 1O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, 2if thou wilt hearken unto me;
9There 1shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
101I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: 2open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11But 1my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
12So 1I gave them up aunto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
13Oh 1that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
14I should soon have subdued 1their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
15The haters of the Lord should have asubmitted themselves unto him: 1but their time should have endured for ever.
16He 1should have fed them also awith the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.