For the [music] director, on Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm.

Remembering God’s Help for Israel

1 I cry out with my voice to God; with my voice to God, that he may hear me.

References for Psalms 77:1

    • a 77:1 - One of David's musicians (1 Chr 16:41)
    • b 77:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
      2 In the day I [have] trouble, I seek the Lord. At night my hand stretches out {continually}; my soul refuses to be comforted.

      References for Psalms 77:2

        • c 77:2 - Or "make supplication to"
        • d 77:2 - Literally "it does not grow weary"
          3 I remember God and I groan loudly; I meditate and my spirit grows faint.
          4 You hold [open] my eyelids. I am troubled and cannot speak.
          5 I think about [the] days from long ago, [the] years of ancient times.
          6 I remember my song in the night. With my heart I meditate, and my spirit searches [to understand].
          7 Will the Lord reject [us] forever, and will he never be pleased [with us] again?
          8 Has his loyal love ceased forever? Is [his] promise ended throughout generations?

          References for Psalms 77:8

            • e 77:8 - Hebrew "word"
              9 Has God forgotten to have compassion? Or has he closed off his mercies in anger? Selah
              10 So I said, "This pierces me-- the right [hand] of the Most High [has] changed."

              References for Psalms 77:10

                • f 77:10 - Or "this is my sickness"
                  11 I will remember the deeds of Yah. Surely I will remember your wonders from long ago.

                  References for Psalms 77:11

                    • g 77:11 - A shortened form of "Yahweh"
                    • h 77:11 - Hebrew "wonder"
                      12 I will also muse on all your work, and meditate on your deeds.
                      13 O God, your way [is] distinctive. Who [is] a great god like [our] God?

                      References for Psalms 77:13

                        • i 77:13 - Or "holy" or "set apart"
                          14 You [are] the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples.

                          References for Psalms 77:14

                            • j 77:14 - Hebrew "wonder"
                              15 With [your] arm you redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
                              16 Waters saw you, O God; waters saw you [and] they trembled. Surely [the] deeps shook.
                              17 [The] clouds poured out water. [The] skies {thundered}. Your arrows also {flew about}.

                              References for Psalms 77:17

                                • k 77:17 - Literally "gave voice"
                                • l 77:17 - Literally "walked back and forth"
                                  18 The sound of your thunder [was] in the whirlwind; lightnings lit [the] world; the earth shook and quaked.

                                  References for Psalms 77:18

                                    • m 77:18 - Or "in [your chariot] wheel"
                                      19 Your way [was] through the sea, and your path through many waters. Yet your footprints were not discerned.

                                      References for Psalms 77:19

                                        • n 77:19 - According to the reading tradition (Qere)
                                        • o 77:19 - Hebrew "were not known"
                                          20 You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.