To the Overcomer upon Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph.
1¶ Sing aloud unto God our strength; make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2Take the song and play the timbrel, the harp of joy with the psaltery.
3Blow the shofar in the new moon in the time appointed on our solemn feast day.
4For this is a statute of Israel and an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
5This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt where I heard a language that I did not understand.
6I removed his shoulder from the burden; his hands were delivered from working with clay.
7Thou 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.
8¶ Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee; O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me,
9no strange god shall be in thee, neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
10I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt; open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11But my people did not hearken to my voice, and Israel did not love me.
12So I gave them up unto the hardness of their heart, and they walked in their own counsels.
13Oh, if my people would hearken unto me and Israel would walk in my ways!
14I would soon subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their adversaries.
15The haters of the Lord would have submitted themselves unto him, and their time would endure for ever.
16And God would have fed them also the finest of the wheat, and with honey out of the rock I would have satisfied thee.