Psalms 78:42

42 They did not remember his power— the day he redeemed them from the oppressor,

Psalms 78:42 in Other Translations

KJV
42 They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.
ESV
42 They did not remember his power or the day when he redeemed them from the foe,
NLT
42 They did not remember his power and how he rescued them from their enemies.
MSG
42 How quickly they forgot what he'd done, forgot their day of rescue from the enemy,
CSB
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 wasteland!
41 Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel.
42 They did not remember his power— the day he redeemed them from the oppressor,
43 the day he displayed his signs in Egypt, his wonders in the region of Zoan.
44 He turned their river into blood; they could not drink from their streams.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Judges 3:7; S Nehemiah 9:17
  • 2. S Psalms 27:11