To the Chief Musician upon Gittith. Of Asaph
1 Exult to God our strength: Shout for joy to the God of Jacob.
2 Take a song, and bring forth the timbrel, The harp of pleasantness with the nablum.
3 Sound the trumpet at the new moon; At the time appointed on the day of our sacrifice.
4 For a statute to Israel is this, A judgment to the God of Jacob.
5 For a testimony in Joseph he set it, When he went forth over the land of Egypt! A language which I understood not I heard.
6 |I removed from the burden his shoulder: |His hands from the pots were removed.
7 |In trouble thou didst cry, and I rescued 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 protest to thee: |O Israel! if thou wilt hearken to me.
9 |Let there not be in thee a strange god: |Neither worship thou a foreign god.
10 |I am Jehovah thy God, |Who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: |Open wide thy mouth, and I will fill it.
11 |But my people hearkened not to my voice, |And Israel would have none of me.
12 |And I gave them up to the hardness of their heart: |They shall walk in their own counsels.
13 |O if my people had hearkened to me! |If Israel in my ways had walked!
14 |Soon their enemies I would have brought low, |And against their adversaries I would have turned my hand:
15 |The haters of Jehovah would have lied to him, |And their time should have been for ever:
16 |And I would have fed them with the fat of corn: |And from the rock with honey I would have satisfied thee.|