Psalms 81:1-7 NIV

Psalms 81:1-7

Psalm 81In Hebrew texts 81:1-16 is numbered 81:2-17.

For the director of music. According to gittith.Title: Probably a musical term Of Asaph.

Sing for joy to God our strength;

shout aloud to the God of Jacob!

Begin the music, strike the timbrel,

play the melodious harp and lyre.

Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon,

and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival;

this is a decree for Israel,

an ordinance of the God of Jacob.

When God went out against Egypt,

he established it as a statute for Joseph.

I heard an unknown voice say:

“I removed the burden from their shoulders;

their hands were set free from the basket.

In your distress you called and I rescued you,

I answered you out of a thundercloud;

I tested you at the waters of Meribah.81:7 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

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