1 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, [A Psalm] of Asaph. Sing aloud to God our strength: make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob. of Asaph: or, for Asaph
2 Take a psalm, and strike the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3 Blow the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
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. through: or, against
6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots. were…: Heb. passed away
7 Thou didst call in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah. Meribah: or, Strife
8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken to me;
9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
10 I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would not obey me.
12 So I gave them up to their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels. unto…: or, to the hardness of their hearts, or, imagination
13 O that my people had hearkened to 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 to him: and their time should have endured for ever. submitted…: or, yielded feigned obedience: Heb. lied
16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock I should have satisfied thee. finest…: Heb. fat of wheat