Psalm 81

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     Shout for joy to Elohim our strength; raise a shout to the Elohim of Ya’aqob. Lift up a song and beat the tambourine, the pleasant lyre and with the harp. Blow the ram’s horn at the time of the New Moon, at the full moon, on our festival day. For this is a law for Yisra’el and a right-ruling for the Elohim of Ya’aqob. He appointed it in Yehoseph for a witness, when He went throughout the land of Mitsrayim; I heard a language that I did not know. He says, “I removed his shoulder from the burden; His hands were freed from the baskets. You called in distress, and I rescued  you; I answered you in the covering of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah. Hear, O My people, and let Me warn you, O Yisra’el, if you would listen to Me! Let there be no strange mighty one among you, and do not bow down to a foreign mighty one. I am Yahweh your Elohim who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim; open your mouth wide, and I fill it. But My people did not listen to My voice, and Yisra’el would not submit to Me. So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, to walk in their own counsels. O, if My people had listened to Me,  Yisra’el would walk in My ways, I would subdue their enemies at once, and turn My hand against their adversaries! Those who hate Yahweh would cringe before Him; and their time of punishment be forever. He would feed them with the finest of wheat; and with honey from the Rock I would satisfy you.”

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