Psalms 78:42

42 They didn't remember God's power— the day when he saved them from the enemy;

Psalms 78:42 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:42

They remembered not his hand
Which brought them out of Egypt, and dashed their enemies in pieces, and which had been so often opened to supply their wants in the wilderness; the Targum renders it, the miracles of his hand:

nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy;
Pharaoh king of Egypt; that very memorable day in which they were delivered out of his hands, that selfsame day which had been fixed, by promise and prophecy many hundreds of years before, in which the hosts of the Lord went out of Egypt, ( Exodus 12:41 ) ( Genesis 15:13 Genesis 15:14 ) , times when as well as places where deliverances and salvation have been wrought should not be forgotten; and forgetfulness of the goodness of God in times past is often the cause and occasion of sinning against him, which, by a remembrance of his kind appearances, might be prevented.

Psalms 78:42 In-Context

40 How often they rebelled against God in the wilderness and distressed him in the desert!
41 Time and time again they tested God, provoking the holy one of Israel.
42 They didn't remember God's power— the day when he saved them from the enemy;
43 how God performed his signs in Egypt, his marvelous works in the field of Zoan.
44 God turned their rivers into blood; they couldn't drink from their own streams.