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{To the chief Musician.
Upon the Gittith.
[A Psalm] of Asaph.}
Sing ye joyously unto God our strength, shout aloud unto the God of Jacob;
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Raise a song, and sound the tambour, the pleasant harp with the lute.
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Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the set time, on our feast day:
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For this is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob;
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He ordained it in Joseph [for] a testimony, when he went forth over the land of Egypt, [where] I heard a language that I knew not.
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I removed his shoulder from the burden;
his hands were freed from the basket.
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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.
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Hear, my people, and I will testify unto thee;
O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!
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There shall no strange god be in thee, neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.
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I am Jehovah thy God, that brought thee up out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
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But my people hearkened not to my voice, and Israel would none of me.
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So I gave them up unto their own hearts' stubbornness: they walked after their own counsels.
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Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, that Israel had walked in my ways!
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I would soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
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The haters of Jehovah would have come cringing unto him;
but their time would have been for ever.
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And he would have fed them with the finest of wheat;
yea, with honey out of the rock would I have satisfied thee.