1 Sing aloud unto
God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
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 Israel, and a law of the God of
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
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 unto thee: O Israel,
if thou wilt hearken unto me;
9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou
worship any strange god.
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.
11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would
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 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 unto
him: but their time should have endured for ever.
16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat:
and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.