Compare Translations for Psalm 77:19

Psalm 77:19 ASV
Thy way was in the sea, And thy paths in the great waters, And thy footsteps were not known.
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Psalm 77:19 BBE
Your way was in the sea, and your road in the great waters; there was no knowledge of your footsteps.
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Psalm 77:19 CEB
Your way went straight through the sea; your pathways went right through the mighty waters. But your footprints left no trace!
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Psalm 77:19 CJB
Your way went through the sea, your path through the turbulent waters; but your footsteps could not be traced.
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Psalm 77:19 RHE
(76-20) Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in many waters: and thy footsteps shall not be known.
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Psalm 77:19 ESV
Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.
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Psalm 77:19 GW
Your road went through the sea. Your path went through raging water, but your footprints could not be seen.
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Psalm 77:19 GNT
You walked through the waves; you crossed the deep sea, but your footprints could not be seen.
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Psalm 77:19 HNV
Your way was through the sea; Your paths through the great waters. Your footsteps were not known.
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Psalm 77:19 CSB
Your way went through the sea, and Your path through the great waters, but Your footprints were unseen.
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Psalm 77:19 KJV
Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known .
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Psalm 77:19 LEB
Your way [was] through the sea, and your path through many waters. Yet your footprints were not discerned.
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Psalm 77:19 NAS
Your way was in the sea And Your paths in the mighty waters, And Your footprints may not be known.
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Psalm 77:19 NCV
You made a way through the sea and paths through the deep waters, but your footprints were not seen.
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Psalm 77:19 NIRV
Your path led through the Red Sea. You walked through the mighty waters. But your footprints were not seen.
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Psalm 77:19 NIV
Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.
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Psalm 77:19 NKJV
Your way was in the sea, Your path in the great waters, And Your footsteps were not known.
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Psalm 77:19 NLT
Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters -- a pathway no one knew was there!
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Psalm 77:19 NRS
Your way was through the sea, your path, through the mighty waters; yet your footprints were unseen.
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Psalm 77:19 RSV
Thy way was through the sea, thy path through the great waters; yet thy footprints were unseen.
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Psalm 77:19 DBY
Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths are in the great waters; and thy footsteps are not known.
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Psalm 77:19 MSG
You strode right through Ocean, walked straight through roaring Ocean, but nobody saw you come or go.
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Psalm 77:19 WBT
Thy way [is] in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.
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Psalm 77:19 TMB
Thy way is in the sea, and Thy path in the great waters, and Thy footsteps are not known.
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Psalm 77:19 TNIV
Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.
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Psalm 77:19 WEB
Your way was through the sea; Your paths through the great waters. Your footsteps were not known.
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Psalm 77:19 WYC
Thy way in the sea, and thy paths in many waters; and thy steps shall not be known.
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Psalm 77:19 YLT
In the sea [is] Thy way, And Thy paths [are] in many waters, And Thy tracks have not been known.
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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.