Psalms 77:19

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

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Psalms 77:19 in Other Translations

19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.
19 Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.
19 Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters— a pathway no one knew was there!
19 You strode right through Ocean, walked straight through roaring Ocean, but nobody saw you come or go.
19 Your way went through the sea, and Your path through the great waters, but Your footprints were unseen.

Psalms 77:19 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 77:19

Thy way is in the sea
In the sea of Suph, as the Targum, the Red sea; it was the Lord that made the way in the sea for the Israelites, and went before them, and led them through it:

and thy path in the great waters;
because the word rendered path is written with (y) yod, and is in the plural number, though the Masorites observe, that that letter is redundant, and so the word is singular; hence the Jews imagine there were more paths than one, even twelve, according to the number of the tribes, and which they think is intimated in ( Psalms 136:13 ) ,

and thy footsteps are not known;
not by the Egyptians, who assayed to follow after the people of Israel with the Lord at the head of them, nor by any since; for the waters returned and covered the place on which the Israelites went as on dry ground; so that no footsteps or traces were to be seen at all ever since; and such are the ways God, many of them in providence as well as in grace, ( Romans 11:33 ) , it may be rendered "thy heels", which made the footsteps or impressions; which latter being the works of God, may be seen and known, but not the former, he being invisible; so Gussetius F5 observes.


F5 Comment. Ebr. p. 633.

Psalms 77:19 In-Context

17 The clouds poured down water, the heavens resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth.
18 Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked.
19 Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.
20 You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 14:22
  • 2. S Job 9:8; Habakkuk 3:15
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