Make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
The pleasant harp with the psaltery.
At the full moon, on our feast-day.
An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
When he went out over the land of Egypt,
Where I heard a language that I knew not.
His hands were freed from the basket.
I answered thee in the secret place of thunder;
I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah
O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!
Neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.
Who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt:
Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
And Israel would none of me.
That they might walk in their own counsels.
That Israel would walk in my ways!
And turn my hand against their adversaries.
But their time should endure for ever.
And with honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee.
About American Standard Version
The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.