An exhortation to a solemn praising of God.
Psalms 81:1 Synge merely vnto God which is or stregth make a chearful noyse vnto ye God of Iacob. Psalms 81:2 Take ye psalme, brynge hither the tabret, the mery harpe & lute. Psalms 81:3 Blowe vp the tropettes in the new Moone, vpon or solepne feast daye.
God challengeth that duty by reason of his benefits.
Psalms 81:4 For this is the vse in Israel, & a lawe of the God of Iacob. Psalms 81:5 This he ordened in Ioseph for a testimony, when he came out of Egipte, & had herde a strauge laguage. Psalms 81:6 When he eased his shulder from the burthe, & when his hondes were delyuered fro the pottes. Psalms 81:7 Whe thou calldest vpon me in trouble, I helped the & herde the, what tyme as the storme fell vpo the,
God, exhorting to obedience, complaineth of their disobedience, which proveth their own hurt.
Psalms 81:8 I proued the also at the water of strife. Psalms 81:9 Sela. Heare o my people, for I assure the o Israel, yf thou wilt herken vnto me: Psalms 81:10 There shal no straunge God be in the, nether shalt thou worshipe eny other God. Psalms 81:11 I am the LORDE thy God, which brought the out of the lode of Egipte: ope thy mouth wyde, & I shal fyll it. Psalms 81:12 But my people wolde not heare my voyce, & Israel wolde not obeye me. Psalms 81:13 So I gaue the vp vnto their owne hertes lust, & let the folowe their owne ymaginacions. Psalms 81:14 Oy my people wolde obeye me, for yf Israel wolde walke in my wayes. Psalms 81:15 I shulde soone put downe their enemies, & turne myne hode agaynst their aduersaries. Psalms 81:16 The haters of ye LORDE shulde mysse Israel, but their tyme shulde endure for euer. He shulde fede them with the fynest wheate floure, & satisfie them with hony out of the stony rocke.