1 Sing joyfully unto God our strength: sing

loud unto the God of Jacob.

2 Take the song and bring forth the timbrel,

the pleasant harp with the viol.

3 Blow the trumpet in the new moon, even in

the time appointed at our feast day.

4 For this is a statute for Israel, and a Law of

the God of Jacob.

5 He set this in Joseph for a testimony, when

he came out of the land of Egypt, where I heard a

language, that I understood not.

6 I have withdrawn his shoulder from the burden,

and his hands have left the pots.

7 Thou calledst in affliction, and I delivered thee,

and answered thee in the secret of the thunder: I

proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

8 Hear, O my people, and I will protest unto

thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me,

9 And wilt have no strange god in thee, neither

worship any strange god,

10 (For I am the Lord thy God, which brought

thee out of the land of Egypt:) open thy mouth

wide, and I will fill it.

11 But my people would not hear my voice, and

Israel would none of me,

12 So I gave them up unto the hardness of their

heart, and they have walked in their own counsels.

13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me,

and Israel had walked in my ways!

14 I would soon have humbled their enemies, and

turned mine hand against their adversaries.

15 The haters of the Lord should have been subject

unto him, and their time should have endured

forever.

16 And God would have fed them with the fat of

wheat, and with honey out of the rock would I have

sufficed thee.

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