Compare Translations for Psalm 77:1

Psalm 77:1 ASV
I will cry unto God with my voice, Even unto God with my voice; and he will give ear unto me.
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Psalm 77:1 BBE
I was crying to God with my voice; even to God with my voice, and he gave ear to me.
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Psalm 77:1 CEB
I cry out loud to God— out loud to God so that he can hear me!
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Psalm 77:1 CJB
For the leader. For Y'dutun. A psalm of Asaf: I cry aloud to God, aloud to God; and he hears me.
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Psalm 77:1 RHE
(76-1) <Unto the end, for Idithun, a psalm of Asaph.> (76-2) I cried to the Lord with my voice; to God with my voice, and he gave ear to me.
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Psalm 77:1 ESV
I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me.
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Psalm 77:1 GW
Loudly, I cried to God. Loudly, I cried to God so that he would open his ears to [hear] me.
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Psalm 77:1 GNT
I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud, and he hears me.
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Psalm 77:1 HNV
<> My cry goes to God! Indeed, I cry to God for help, And for him to listen to me.
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Psalm 77:1 CSB
I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and He will hear me.
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Psalm 77:1 KJV
I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.
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Psalm 77:1 LEB
I cry out with my voice to God; with my voice to God, that he may hear me.
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Psalm 77:1 NAS
My voice rises to God, and I will cry aloud; My voice rises to God, and He will hear me.
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Psalm 77:1 NCV
I cry out to God; I call to God, and he will hear me.
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Psalm 77:1 NIRV
I cried out to God for help. I cried out to God to hear me.
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Psalm 77:1 NIV
I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me.
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Psalm 77:1 NKJV
To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph. I cried out to God with my voice-- To God with my voice; And He gave ear to me.
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Psalm 77:1 NLT
For Jeduthun, the choir director: A psalm of Asaph. I cry out to God without holding back. Oh, that God would listen to me!
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Psalm 77:1 NRS
I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, that he may hear me.
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Psalm 77:1 RSV
To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph. I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, that he may hear me.
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Psalm 77:1 DBY
{To the chief Musician. On Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A Psalm.} My voice is unto God, and I will cry; my voice is unto God, and he will give ear unto me.
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Psalm 77:1 MSG
I yell out to my God, I yell with all my might, I yell at the top of my lungs. He listens.
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Psalm 77:1 WBT
To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph. I cried to God with my voice, [even] to God with my voice; and he gave ear to me.
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Psalm 77:1 TMB
<> I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and He gave ear unto me.
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Psalm 77:1 TNIV
I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me.
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Psalm 77:1 WEB
<> My cry goes to God! Indeed, I cry to God for help, And for him to listen to me.
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Psalm 77:1 WYC
To the victory on Jeduthun, the psalm of Asaph. (To victory, to Jeduthun, the song of Asaph.) With my voice I cried to the Lord, with my voice to God; and he gave attention to me.
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Psalm 77:1 YLT
To the Overseer, for Jeduthun. -- A Psalm of Asaph. My voice [is] to God, and I cry, my voice [is] to God, And He hath given ear unto me.
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Psalms 77 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 77

The psalmist's troubles and temptation. (1-10) He encourages himself by the remembrance of God's help of his people. (11-20)

Verses 1-10 Days of trouble must be days of prayer; when God seems to have withdrawn from us, we must seek him till we find him. In the day of his trouble the psalmist did not seek for the diversion of business or amusement, but he sought God, and his favor and grace. Those that are under trouble of mind, must pray it away. He pored upon the trouble; the methods that should have relieved him did but increase his grief. When he remembered God, it was only the Divine justice and wrath. His spirit was overwhelmed, and sank under the load. But let not the remembrance of the comforts we have lost, make us unthankful for those that are left. Particularly he called to remembrance the comforts with which he supported himself in former sorrows. Here is the language of a sorrowful, deserted soul, walking in darkness; a common case even among those that fear the Lord, ( Isaiah 50:10 ) . Nothing wounds and pierces like the thought of God's being angry. God's own people, in a cloudy and dark day, may be tempted to make wrong conclusions about their spiritual state, and that of God's kingdom in the world. But we must not give way to such fears. Let faith answer them from the Scripture. The troubled fountain will work itself clear again; and the recollection of former times of joyful experience often raises a hope, tending to relief. Doubts and fears proceed from the want and weakness of faith. Despondency and distrust under affliction, are too often the infirmities of believers, and, as such, are to be thought upon by us with sorrow and shame. When, unbelief is working in us, we must thus suppress its risings.

Verses 11-20 The remembrance of the works of God, will be a powerful remedy against distrust of his promise and goodness; for he is God, and changes not. God's way is in the sanctuary. We are sure that God is holy in all his works. God's ways are like the deep waters, which cannot be fathomed; like the way of a ship, which cannot be tracked. God brought Israel out of Egypt. This was typical of the great redemption to be wrought out in the fulness of time, both by price and power. If we have harboured doubtful thoughts, we should, without delay, turn our minds to meditate on that God, who spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, that with him, he might freely give us all things.

Psalms 77 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 77

Psalms 77:1-20 . affliction, when ready to despair, the Psalmist derives relief from calling to mind God's former and wonderful works of delivering power and grace.

1. expresses the purport of the Psalm.

2. his importunacy.
my sore ran . . . night--literally, "my hand was spread," or, "stretched out" (compare Psalms 44:20 ).
ceased not--literally, "grew not numb," or, "feeble" ( Genesis 45:26 , Psalms 38:8 ).
my soul . . . comforted--(compare Genesis 37:35 , Jeremiah 31:15 ).

3-9. His sad state contrasted with former joys.
was troubled--literally, "violently agitated," or disquieted ( Psalms 39:6 , 41:5 ).
my spirit was overwhelmed--or, "fainted" ( Psalms 107:5 , Jonah 2:7 ).

4. holdest . . . waking--or, "fast," that I cannot sleep. Thus he is led to express his anxious feelings in several earnest questions indicative of impatient sorrow.

10. Omitting the supplied words, we may read, "This is my affliction--the years of," &c., "years" being taken as parallel to affliction (compare Psalms 90:15 ), as of God's ordering.

11, 12. He finds relief in contrasting God's former deliverances. Shall we receive good at His hands, and not evil? Both are orderings of unerring mercy and unfailing love.

13. Thy way . . . in the sanctuary--God's ways of grace and providence ( Psalms 22:3 , 67:2 ), ordered on holy principles, as developed in His worship; or implied in His perfections, if "holiness" be used for "sanctuary," as some prefer translating (compare Exodus 15:11 ).

14-20. Illustrations of God's power in His special interventions for His people ( Exodus 14:1-31 ), and, in the more common, but sublime, control of nature ( Psalms 22:11-14 , Habakkuk 3:14 ) which may have attended those miraculous events ( Exodus 14:24 ).

15. Jacob and Joseph--representing all.

19. waters . . . , footsteps--may refer to His actual leading the people through the sea, though also expressing the mysteries of providence.