[To the chiefe Musician vpon Gittith.
A Psalme of Asaph.]
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Sing alowd vnto God our strength: make a ioyfull noise vnto the God of Iacob.
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Take a Psalme, and bring hither the timbrell: the pleasant harpe with the psalterie.
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Blow vp the trumpet in the new Moone: in the time appointed on our solemne feast day.
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For this was a Statute for Israel: and a Law of the God of Iacob.
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This he ordained in Ioseph for a testimonie, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language, that I vnderstood not.
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I remoued his shoulder from the burden: his handes were deliuered from the pots.
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Thou calledst in trouble, and I deliuered thee, I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proued thee at the waters of Meribah.
Selah.
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Heare, O my people, and I will testifie vnto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken vnto me:
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There shall no strange God be in thee: neither shalt thou worship any strange God.
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I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
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But my people would not hearken to my voice: and Israel would none of me.
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So I gaue them vp vnto their owne hearts lust: and they walked in in their owne counsels.
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O that my people had hearkned vnto me: and Israel had walked in my wayes!
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I should soone haue subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their aduersaries.
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The haters of the Lord should haue submitted themselues vnto him: but their time should haue endured for euer.
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Hee should haue fedde them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honie out of the rocke, should I haue satisfied thee.