Psalms 81 :8

Psalms 81 :8 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Hear, O my people, and I will testify to you: O Israel, if you will listen to me;

King James Version (KJV)

Hear, O my people, and I will testify to you: O Israel, if you will listen to me;

American Standard Version (ASV)

Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Give ear, O my people, and I will give you my word, O Israel, if you will only do as I say!

Webster's Revision

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

World English Bible

"Hear, my people, and I will testify to you, Israel, if you would listen to me!

English Revised Version (ERV)

Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!

Definitions for Psalms 81 :8

Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 81 :8

Hear, O my people - These are nearly the same words with those spoken at the giving of the law, Exodus 20:2.

Barnes' Commentary on Psalms 81 :8

Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee ... - See the notes at the similar passage in Psalm 50:7. God calls their attention to what he required of them; to what his law demanded; to what was the condition of their being his people and of securing his favor. What the demanded was, that they should acknowledge him; obey him; serve him; that there should be no strange god among them, and that they should worship no false god, Psalm 81:9.

Wesley's Commentary on Psalms 81 :8

81:8 Testify - This God did presently after he brought them from Meribah, even at Sinai.
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