Psalms 78:42

42 They did not remember His power [shown] on the day He redeemed them from the foe,

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 Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert.
41 They constantly tested God and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
42 They did not remember His power [shown] on the day He redeemed them from the foe,
43 when He performed His miraculous signs in Egypt and His marvels in the region of Zoan.
44 He turned their rivers into blood, and they could not drink from their streams.
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