To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph.
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Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
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Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
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Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
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For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
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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.
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I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
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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, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto 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 gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
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Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
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I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
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The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
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He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.