Israel commanded to sing praises to the Lord-If Israel had walked in the Lord's ways they would have triumphed over their enemies.


  1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

  2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

  3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

  4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

  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.

  6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.

  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.

  8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;

  9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

  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.

  11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

  12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

  13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

  14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

  15 The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.

  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.