(81) For the end, a Psalm for * Alex. David. Asaph, concerning the wine presses.
1 Rejoice you° in God our helper; shout aloud to the God of Jacob.
2 Take a psalm, and produce the timbrel, the pleasant lute with the harp.
3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, in the glorious day of † Alex. our. your feast.
4 For this is an ordinance for Israel, and a statute of the God of Jacob.
5 He made ‡ Gr. him, sc. Israel. it to be a testimony in Joseph, when he came forth out of the land of Egypt: he heard a language which he understood not.
6 He removed his back from burdens: his hands slaved in making the baskets.
7 You did call upon me in trouble, and I delivered you; I heard you in the secret place of the storm: I proved you at the water of § Lit. contradiction. Strife. Pause.
8 Hear, my people, and I will speak to you, O Israel; and I will testify to you: if you will listen to me;
9 there shall be no new god in you; neither shall you worship a strange god.
10 For I am the Lord your God, that brought you out of the land of Egypt: open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11 But my people listened not to my voice; and Israel gave no heed to me.
12 So I let them go after the ways of their own hearts: they will go on in their own ways.
13 If my people had listened to me, if Israel had walked in my ways,
14 I should have put down their enemies very quickly, and should have laid my hand upon those that afflicted them.
15 The Lord's enemies should have lied to him: but ** sc. of the others. their time shall be for ever.
16 And he fed them with the fat of wheat; and satisfied them with honey out of the rock.
*^ Alex. David.
†80:3 Alex. our.
‡80:5 Gr. him, sc. Israel.
§80:7 Lit. contradiction.
**80:15 sc. of the others.