Psalms 81 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 81


Psalms 81:1

Sing aloud unto God our strength: Make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

Psalms 81:2

Raise a song, and bring hither the timbrel, The pleasant harp with the psaltery.

Psalms 81:3

Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast-day.

Psalms 81:4

For it is a statute for Israel, An ordinance of the God of Jacob.

Psalms 81:5

He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony, When he went out over the land of Egypt, [Where] I heard a language that I knew not.

Psalms 81:6

I removed his shoulder from the burden: His hands were freed from the basket.

Psalms 81:7

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

Psalms 81:8

Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!

Psalms 81:9

There shall no strange god be in thee; Neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.

Psalms 81:10

I am Jehovah thy God, Who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt: Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Psalms 81:11

But my people hearkened not to my voice; And Israel would none of me.

Psalms 81:12

So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, That they might walk in their own counsels.

Psalms 81:13

Oh that my people would hearken unto me, That Israel would walk in my ways!

Psalms 81:14

I would soon subdue their enemies, And turn my hand against their adversaries.

Psalms 81:15

The haters of Jehovah should submit themselves unto him: But their time should endure for ever.

Psalms 81:16

He would feed them also with the finest of the wheat; And with honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee.

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