1 «To the chief Musician upon Gittith, [A Psalm] of Asaph.» Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2 Take the song and bring forth the timbrel, the pleasant harpe with the viole.
3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
4 For this is a statute for Israel, and a Law of the God of Iaakob.
5 This he ordained in Joseph [for] a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: [where] I heard a language [that] I understood not.
6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;
9 Let there bee no strange god in thee, neither worship thou any strange god.
10 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 heare my voyce, and Israel would none of me.
12 So I gaue them vp vnto the hardnes of their heart, & they haue walked in their owne cousels.
13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, [and] Israel had walked in my ways!
14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.