God's Goodness and Israel's Waywardness.
For the choir director; on F882 the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph.
1 Sing R2555 for joy to God our strength; R2556
Shout joyfully R2557 to the God R2558 of Jacob.
2 Raise a song, strike the R2559 timbrel,
The sweet sounding lyre R2560 with the harp. R2561
3 Blow the trumpet at the new R2562 moon,
At the full moon, on our feast R2563 day.
4 For it is a statute for Israel,
An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
5 He established it for a testimony in Joseph
When he went R2564 F883 throughout the land of Egypt.
I heard a language R2565 that I did not know:
6 "I relieved R2566 F884 his shoulder of the burden,
His hands were freed from the basket. F885
7 "You called R2567 in trouble and I rescued you;
I answered R2568 you in the hiding place of thunder;
I proved you at the waters R2569 of Meribah. Selah. F886
8 "Hear, R2570 O My people, and I will admonish F887 you;
O Israel, if you would R2571 listen to Me!
9 "Let there be no strange R2572 god among you;
Nor shall you worship any foreign god.
10 "I, R2573 the LORD, am your God,
Who brought you up from the land of Egypt;
Open R2574 your mouth wide and I will fill R2575 it.
11 "But My people did R2576 not listen to My voice,
And Israel did not obey F888 Me.
12 "So I gave R2577 them F889 over to the stubbornness of their heart,
To walk in their own devices.
13 "Oh that My people would R2578 listen to Me,
That Israel would walk R2579 in My ways!
14 "I would quickly subdue R2580 their enemies
And turn R2581 My hand against their adversaries.
15 "Those R2582 who hate the LORD would pretend R2583 obedience to Him,
And their time of punishment would be forever.
16 "But F890 I would feed you with the finest R2584 F891 of the wheat,
And with honey R2585 from the rock I would satisfy you."
F882: Or became infuriated
F883: Lit grain
F884: Lit mighty ones
F885: Or provision
F886: Lit to satiation
F887: Or strength
F888: Lit flesh
F889: Lit His
F890: Lit They were not estranged from
F891: Lit among their fat ones
R2555: Psalms 51:14; 59:16; 95:1
R2556: Psalms 46:1
R2557: Psalms 66:1; 95:2; 98:4
R2558: Psalms 84:8
R2559: Exodus 15:20; Psalms 149:3
R2560: Psalms 92:3; 98:5; 147:7
R2561: Psalms 108:2; 144:9
R2562: Numbers 10:10
R2563: Leviticus 23:24
R2564: Exodus 11:4
R2565: Deuteronomy 28:49; Psalms 114:1; Jeremiah 5:15
R2566: Isaiah 9:4; 10:27
R2567: Exodus 2:23; 14:10; Psalms 50:15
R2568: Exodus 19:19; 20:18
R2569: Exodus 17:6,7; Numbers 20:13; Psalms 95:8
R2570: Psalms 50:7
R2571: Psalms 95:7
R2572: Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 5:7; 32:12; Psalms 44:20; Isaiah 43:12
R2573: Exodus 20:2; Deuteronomy 5:6
R2574: Job 1:29:23
R2575: Psalms 37:4; 78:25; 107:9
R2576: Deuteronomy 32:15; Psalms 106:25
R2577: Job 1:8:4; Acts 7:42; Romans 1:24,26
R2578: Deuteronomy 5:29; Psalms 81:8; Isaiah 48:18
R2579: Psalms 128:1; Isaiah 42:24; Jeremiah 7:23
R2580: Psalms 18:47; 47:3
R2581: Amos 1:8
R2582: Romans 1:30
R2583: Psalms 18:44; 66:3
R2584: Deuteronomy 32:14; Psalms 147:14
R2585: Deuteronomy 32:13