Psalm 77
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1I cry out to God; yes, I shout. Oh, that God would listen to me!1I cry out to God! I cry out to God and he hears me.
2When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven, but my soul was not comforted.2When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; my hands were raised at night and they did not grow weary. I refused to be comforted.
3I think of God, and I moan, overwhelmed with longing for his help. Interlude3I remember God, and I groan; I meditate, while my spirit grows faint. Interlude
4You don’t let me sleep. I am too distressed even to pray!4You kept my eyes open; I was troubled and couldn't speak.
5I think of the good old days, long since ended,5I thought of ancient times, considering years long past.
6when my nights were filled with joyful songs. I search my soul and ponder the difference now.6During the night I remembered my song. I meditate in my heart, and my spirit ponders.
7Has the Lord rejected me forever? Will he never again be kind to me?7Will the Lord reject me forever and not show favor again?
8Is his unfailing love gone forever? Have his promises permanently failed?8Has his gracious love ceased forever? Will his promise be unfulfilled in future generations?
9Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he slammed the door on his compassion? Interlude9Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger withheld his compassion? Interlude
10And I said, “This is my fate; the Most High has turned his hand against me.”10So I say: "It causes me pain that the right hand of the Most High has changed."
11But then I recall all you have done, O LORD; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago.11I will remember the LORD'S deeds; indeed, I will remember your awesome deeds from long ago.
12They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.12As I meditate on all your works, I will consider your awesome deeds.
13O God, your ways are holy. Is there any god as mighty as you?13God, your way is holy. What god is like our great God?
14You are the God of great wonders! You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations.14God, you are the one performing awesome deeds. You reveal your might among the nations.
15By your strong arm, you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Interlude15You delivered your people— the descendants of Jacob and Joseph— with your power. Interlude
16When the Red Sea saw you, O God, its waters looked and trembled! The sea quaked to its very depths.16The waters saw you, God; the waters saw you and writhed. Indeed, the depths of the sea quaked.
17The clouds poured down rain; the thunder rumbled in the sky. Your arrows of lightning flashed.17The clouds poured rain; the skies rumbled. Indeed, your lightning bolts flashed.
18Your thunder roared from the whirlwind; the lightning lit up the world! The earth trembled and shook.18Your thunderous sound was in a whirlwind; your lightning lights up the world; the earth becomes agitated and quakes.
19Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters— a pathway no one knew was there!19Your way was through the sea, and your path through mighty waters, but your footprints cannot be traced.
20You led your people along that road like a flock of sheep, with Moses and Aaron as their shepherds.20You have led your people like a flock by the hands of Moses and Aaron.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.The Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
Psalm 76
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