Psalm 77 English Standard Version

Comfort from Recalling God's Mighty Deeds

77 1  I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me. 2  In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. 3  When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah 4  You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak. 5  I consider the days of old, the years long ago. 6  I said,[1]"Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart." Then my spirit made a diligent search: 7  "Will the Lord spurn forever, and never again be favorable? 8  Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time? 9  Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?" Selah 10  Then I said, "I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High."[2]

11  I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. 12  I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. 13  Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? 14  You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. 15  You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah 16  When the waters saw you, O God, when the waters saw you, they were afraid; indeed, the deep trembled. 17  The clouds poured out water; the skies gave forth thunder; your arrows flashed on every side. 18  The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind; your lightnings lighted up the world; the earth trembled and shook. 19  Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.[3] 20  You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.


[1] 77:6 Hebrew lacks I said

[2] 77:10 Or This is my grief: that the right hand of the Most High has changed

[3] 77:19 Hebrew unknown

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