kjv@Psalms:81 - To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph
- Color Highlight Key:
- What God has done
- What is hoped for/believed
- What the disciple is doing
- What the enemy is doing
kjv@Psalms:81:1 @ Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
kjv@Psalms:81:2 @ Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
kjv@Psalms:81:3 @ Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
kjv@Psalms:81:4 @ For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
kjv@Psalms:81:5 @ 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.
kjv@Psalms:81:6 @ I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
kjv@Psalms:81:7 @ 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.
kjv@Psalms:81:8 @ Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;
kjv@Psalms:81:9 @ There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
kjv@Psalms:81:10 @ I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
kjv@Psalms:81:11 @ But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
kjv@Psalms:81:12 @ So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
kjv@Psalms:81:13 @ Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
kjv@Psalms:81:14 @ I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
kjv@Psalms:81:15 @ The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
kjv@Psalms:81:16 @ He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
Note: There are examples in this where God's doing is described in what HE did not do or what HE wanted to have done. Verse 5 also contains a poetic phrase "that I did not understand" used to illustrate the sons of Joseph being in a foreign land. It is not that the LORD did not understand, there is nothing that HE does not know or understand.