[For the choir director: on the Gittith. Of Asaph.] Sing for joy to God our strength; shout in triumph to the God of Jacob.
Lift up a song-- play the tambourine, the melodious lyre, and the harp.
Blow the horn during the new moon and during the full moon, on the day of our feast.
For this is a statute for Israel, a judgment of the God of Jacob.
He set it up as an ordinance for Joseph when He went throughout the land of Egypt. I heard an unfamiliar language:
"I relieved his shoulder from the burden; his hands were freed from [carrying] the basket.
You called out in distress, and I rescued you; I answered you from the thundercloud. I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah
Listen, My people, and I will admonish you. Israel, if you would only listen to Me!
There must not be a strange god among you; you must not bow down to a foreign god.
I am Yahweh your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
"But My people did not listen to Me; Israel did not obey Me.
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own plans.
If only My people would listen to Me and Israel would follow My ways,
I would quickly subdue their enemies and turn My hand against their foes."
Those who hate the LORD would pretend submission to Him; their doom would last forever.
But He would feed Israel with the best wheat. "I would satisfy you with honey from the rock."