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Psalm 81

God’s Goodness and Israel’s Waywardness.

To the Chief Musician; set to the [a]Philistine lute. A Psalm of Asaph.

1Sing aloud to God our strength;
Shout for joy to the God of Jacob (Israel).

Raise a song, sound the timbrel,
The sweet sounding lyre with the harp.

Blow the trumpet at the New Moon,
At the [b]full moon, on our feast day.

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

He established it for a testimony in [c]Joseph
When He went throughout the land of Egypt.
I heard the language [of One whom] I did not know, saying,


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

“You called in [the time of] trouble and I rescued you;
I answered you in the secret place of thunder;
I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

“Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you—
O Israel, if you would listen to Me!

“Let there be no strange god among you,
Nor shall you worship any foreign god.
10 
“I am the Lord your God,
Who brought you up from the land of Egypt.
Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.

11 
“But My people would not listen to My voice,
And Israel did not [consent to] obey Me.
12 
“So I gave them up to the stubbornness of their heart,
To walk in [the path of] their own counsel.
13 
“Oh, that My people would listen to Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!
14 
“Then I would quickly subdue and humble their enemies
And turn My hand against their adversaries;
15 
Those who hate the Lord would pretend obedience to Him and cringe before Him,
And their time of punishment would be forever.
16 
“But I would feed Israel with the finest of the wheat;
And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 81:1 A technical musical term, meaning uncertain.
  2. Psalm 81:3 Or New Moon, lit covering, i.e. when the moon is “covered” or hidden. This was taken by the ancient rabbis to refer to the festival of the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana).
  3. Psalm 81:5 Curiously, in this one verse Joseph’s name has an extra letter, an “h.” In an example of rabbinic lore, the ancient rabbis said that because Joseph sanctified the divine name in private (by resisting Potiphar’s wife) he merited having one letter of the divine name (Yahweh) added to his. Another rabbinic explanation is that when Pharaoh was about to elevate Joseph to power, the astrologers demanded that Joseph speak the 70 languages of the world. The angel Gabriel came to teach him, but Joseph was unable until Gabriel added to his name the extra letter from the divine name.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Saamu 81

Fún adarí orin. Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ti gittiti. Ti Asafu.

1Kọrin sókè sí Ọlọ́run agbára wa
    Ẹ hó ìhó ayọ̀ sí Ọlọ́run Jakọbu!
Ẹ mú orin mímọ́, kí ẹ sì mú ìlù wá,
    tẹ dùùrù dídùn pẹ̀lú ohun èlò orin mímọ́.

Ẹ fún ìpè ní oṣù tuntun
    àní nígbà tí a yàn;
ní ọjọ́ àjọ wa tí ó ní ìrònú.
Èyí ni àṣẹ fún Israẹli,
    àti òfin Ọlọ́run Jakọbu.
Ó fi múlẹ̀ gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìlànà fún Josẹfu
    nígbà tí ó la ilẹ̀ Ejibiti já.

    Níbi tí a ti gbọ́ èdè tí kò yé wa.

Ó wí pé, “Mo gbé àjàgà kúrò ní èjìká yín,
    a tú ọwọ́ wọn sílẹ̀ kúrò nínú apẹ̀rẹ̀.
Nínú ìnilára ni ẹ pè mo sì gbà yín là,
    mo dá a yín lóhùn nínú ìkọ̀kọ̀ àrá,
    mo dán an yín wò ní odò Meriba. Sela.

“Gbọ́, ẹ̀yin ènìyàn mi, èmi ó sì kìlọ̀ fún un yín,
    bí ìwọ bá fetí sí mi, ìwọ Israẹli.
Ẹ̀yin kì yóò ní Ọlọ́run ilẹ̀ mìíràn láàrín yín;
    ẹ̀yin kì yóò foríbalẹ̀ fún Ọlọ́run àjèjì.
10 Èmi ni Olúwa Ọlọ́run rẹ,
    ẹni tí ó mú un yín jáde láti Ejibiti.
    Ẹ la ẹnu yín gbòòrò, èmi yóò sì kún un.

11 “Ṣùgbọ́n àwọn ènìyàn mi kì yóò gbọ́ tèmi;
    Israẹli kò ní tẹríba fún mi.
12 Nítorí náà ni mo ṣe fi wọ́n fún ọkàn líle wọn
    láti máa rìn ní ọ̀nà ẹ̀tàn wọn.

13 “Bí àwọn ènìyàn mi yóò bá gbọ́ tèmi
    bí Israẹli yóò bá tẹ̀lé ọ̀nà mi,
14 Ní kánkán ni èmi yóò ṣẹ́gun àwọn ọ̀tá wọn
    kí n sì yí ọwọ́ mi padà sí ọ̀tá wọn!
15 Àwọn tí ó kórìíra Olúwa yóò tẹríba níwájú rẹ̀.
    Ìjìyà wọn yóò sì pẹ́ títí láé
16 Ṣùgbọ́n a ó fi ọkà tí ó dára bọ́ ọ yín
    èmi ó tẹ́ ẹ yín lọ́rùn pẹ̀lú oyin inú àpáta.”