For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm.

1 aI cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me.

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    • Ī 77:1 - In Hebrew texts 77:1-20 is numbered 77:2-21.
      2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted.
      3 I remembered you, God, and I groaned; I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.b

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        • ī 77:3 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 9 and 15.
          4 You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak.

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          5 I thought about the former days, the years of long ago;
          6 I remembered my songs in the night. My heart meditated and my spirit asked:
          7 “Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again?

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          8 Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time?

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          9 Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion?”

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          10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand.

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          11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.

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          12 I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”

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          13 Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God?

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          14 You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.

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          15 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.

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          16 The waters saw you, God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed.
          17 The clouds poured down water, the heavens resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth.

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          18 Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked.

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          19 Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.

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          20 You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

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