Psalms 78:52

52 God led his own people out like sheep, guiding them like a flock in the wilderness.

Psalms 78:52 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:52

But made his own people to go forth like sheep
The people of Israel, whom the Lord chose to be his peculiar people above all others; these he caused to go forth out of Egypt, with a mighty hand and stretched out arm; like sheep, weak, timorous, unarmed, harmless, and inoffensive, not a dog daring to move his tongue at them: the power of God was wonderfully displayed in the delivery of his poor, helpless, and oppressed people, well may it be ascribed to him; for it was not their arm, but his, that brought them out:

and guided them in the wilderness like a flock;
by the hands of Moses and Aaron, ( Psalms 77:20 ) , he also going before them as the Shepherd of the flock, in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night; he kept them together as a flock from scattering, straying, and being lost; and directed their way in the untrodden wilderness, through all the windings and turnings of it, and protected them from all dangers and enemies.

Psalms 78:52 In-Context

50 God blazed a path for his wrath. He didn't save them from death, but delivered their lives over to disease.
51 God struck down all of Egypt's oldest males; in Ham's tents, he struck their pride and joy.
52 God led his own people out like sheep, guiding them like a flock in the wilderness.
53 God led them in safety—they were not afraid! But the sea engulfed their enemies!
54 God brought them to his holy territory, to the mountain that his own strong hand had acquired.