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Passage Lookup: Psalms 81-83

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Psalms 81:1
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For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] Of Asaph.

Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!(a)
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Psalms 81:2
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Begin the music, strike the timbrel,(b) play the melodious harp(c) and lyre.(d)
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Psalms 81:3
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Sound the ram's horn(e) at the New Moon,(f) and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival;
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Psalms 81:4
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this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.(g)
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Psalms 81:5
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When God went out against Egypt,(h) he established it as a statute for Joseph. I heard an unknown voice say:(i)
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Psalms 81:6
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"I removed the burden(j) from their shoulders;(k) their hands were set free from the basket.
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Psalms 81:7
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In your distress you called(l) and I rescued you, I answered(m) you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah.[c](n)
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Psalms 81:8
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Hear me, my people,(o) and I will warn you— if you would only listen to me, Israel!
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Psalms 81:9
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You shall have no foreign god(p) among you; you shall not worship any god other than me.
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Psalms 81:10
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I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt.(q) Open(r) wide your mouth and I will fill(s) it.
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Psalms 81:11
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"But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me.(t)
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Psalms 81:12
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So I gave them over(u) to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.
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Psalms 81:13
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"If my people would only listen to me,(v) if Israel would only follow my ways,
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Psalms 81:14
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how quickly I would subdue(w) their enemies and turn my hand against(x) their foes!
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Psalms 81:15
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Those who hate the Lord would cringe(y) before him, and their punishment would last forever.
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Psalms 81:16
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But you would be fed with the finest of wheat;(z) with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."
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Psalms 82:1
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A psalm of Asaph.

God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment(a) among the "gods":(b)
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Psalms 82:2
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"How long will you[a] defend the unjust and show partiality(c) to the wicked?[b](d)
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Psalms 82:3
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Defend the weak and the fatherless;(e) uphold the cause of the poor(f) and the oppressed.
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Psalms 82:4
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Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
Psalms 82:5
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"The ‘gods' know nothing, they understand nothing.(g) They walk about in darkness;(h) all the foundations(i) of the earth are shaken.
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Psalms 82:6
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"I said, ‘You are "gods";(j) you are all sons of the Most High.'
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Psalms 82:7
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But you will die(k) like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler."
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Psalms 82:8
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Rise up,(l) O God, judge(m) the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.(n)
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Psalms 83:1
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A song. A psalm of Asaph.

O God, do not remain silent;(a) do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God.
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Psalms 83:2
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See how your enemies growl,(b) how your foes rear their heads.(c)
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Psalms 83:3
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With cunning they conspire(d) against your people; they plot against those you cherish.(e)
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Psalms 83:4
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"Come," they say, "let us destroy(f) them as a nation,(g) so that Israel's name is remembered(h) no more."
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Psalms 83:5
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With one mind they plot together;(i) they form an alliance against you—
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Psalms 83:6
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the tents of Edom(j) and the Ishmaelites, of Moab(k) and the Hagrites,(l)
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Psalms 83:7
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Byblos,(m) Ammon(n) and Amalek,(o) Philistia,(p) with the people of Tyre.(q)
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Psalms 83:8
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Even Assyria(r) has joined them to reinforce Lot's descendants.[b](s)
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Psalms 83:9
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Do to them as you did to Midian,(t) as you did to Sisera(u) and Jabin(v) at the river Kishon,(w)
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Psalms 83:10
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who perished at Endor(x) and became like dung(y) on the ground.
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Psalms 83:11
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Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,(z) all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,(aa)
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Psalms 83:12
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who said, "Let us take possession(ab) of the pasturelands of God."
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Psalms 83:13
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Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like chaff(ac) before the wind.
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Psalms 83:14
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As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,(ad)
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Psalms 83:15
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so pursue them with your tempest(ae) and terrify them with your storm.(af)
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Psalms 83:16
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Cover their faces with shame,(ag) Lord , so that they will seek your name.
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Psalms 83:17
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May they ever be ashamed and dismayed;(ah) may they perish in disgrace.(ai)
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Psalms 83:18
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Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord (aj)— that you alone are the Most High(ak) over all the earth.(al)
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