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

Other Translations of Psalm 81:11

New International Version

11 "But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me.

English Standard Version

11 "But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me.

The Message

11 "But my people didn't listen, Israel paid no attention;

New King James Version

11 "But My people would not heed My voice, And Israel would have none of Me.

New Living Translation

11 "But no, my people wouldn't listen. Israel did not want me around.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 81:11

Commentary on Psalm 81:8-16

(Read Psalm 81:8-16)

We cannot look for too little from the creature, nor too much from the Creator. We may have enough from God, if we pray for it in faith. All the wickedness of the world is owing to man's wilfulness. People are not religious, because they will not be so. God is not the Author of their sin, he leaves them to the lusts of their own hearts, and the counsels of their own heads; if they do not well, the blame must be upon themselves. The Lord is unwilling that any should perish. What enemies sinners are to themselves! It is sin that makes our troubles long, and our salvation slow. Upon the same conditions of faith and obedience, do Christians hold those spiritual and eternal good things, which the pleasant fields and fertile hills of Canaan showed forth. Christ is the Bread of life; he is the Rock of salvation, and his promises are as honey to pious minds. But those who reject him as their Lord and Master, must also lose him as their Saviour and their reward.