| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Gods Goodness and Israels Waywardness|
|For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph.|
| ||SING aloud unto God our strength:|
Make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
| ||Raise a song, and bring 1 hither the timbrel,|
The pleasant harp with the psaltery.
| ||Blow the trumpet at the new moon,|
At the full moon, on our feastday.
| ||For it is a statute for Israel,|
An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
| ||He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony,|
When he went out over 2 the land of Egypt,
Where I heard a 3 language that I knew not.
| ||I removed his shoulder from the burden:|
His hands were freed from the basket.
| ||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
| ||Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee:|
O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!
| ||There shall no strange god be in thee;|
Neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.
| ||I am Jehovah thy God,|
Who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt:
Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
| ||But my people hearkened not to my voice;|
And Israel would none of me.
| ||So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart,|
That they might walk in their own counsels.
| ||Oh that my people would hearken unto me,|
That Israel would walk in my ways!
| ||I would soon subdue their enemies,|
And turn my hand against their adversaries
| ||The haters of Jehovah should submit 4 themselves unto him:|
But their time should endure for ever.
| ||He would feed them also with the finest 5 of the wheat;|
And with honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee.