Psalms 77:16-20

16 The waters saw you, God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed.
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.

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Psalms 77:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.
ESV
16 When the waters saw you, O God, when the waters saw you, they were afraid; indeed, the deep trembled.
NLT
16 When the Red Sea saw you, O God, its waters looked and trembled! The sea quaked to its very depths.
MSG
16 Ocean saw you in action, God, saw you and trembled with fear; Deep Ocean was scared to death.
CSB
16 The waters saw You, God. The waters saw You; they trembled. Even the depths shook.

Psalms 77:16-20 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 77:16-20 In-Context

14 You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.
15 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.
16 The waters saw you, God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed.
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 13

  • 1. Exodus 14:21,28; Isaiah 50:2; Habakkuk 3:8
  • 2. Psalms 114:4; Habakkuk 3:10
  • 3. S Judges 5:4
  • 4. S Exodus 9:23; S Psalms 29:3
  • 5. S Deuteronomy 32:23
  • 6. S Psalms 55:8
  • 7. S 2 Samuel 22:13
  • 8. S Judges 5:4
  • 9. S Exodus 14:22
  • 10. S Job 9:8; Habakkuk 3:15
  • 11. S Exodus 13:21
  • 12. Psalms 78:52; Isaiah 63:11
  • 13. S Exodus 4:16; S Numbers 33:1
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