Psalms 78:42-53

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.
45 He sent swarms of flies that devoured them, and frogs that devastated them.
46 He gave their crops to the grasshopper, their produce to the locust.
47 He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore-figs with sleet.
48 He gave over their cattle to the hail, their livestock to bolts of lightning.
49 He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility— a band of destroying angels.
50 He prepared a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death but gave them over to the plague.
51 He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt, the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham.
52 But he brought his people out like a flock; he led them like sheep through the wilderness.
53 He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed their enemies.

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 78:42-53 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:42-53 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.
45 He sent swarms of flies that devoured them, and frogs that devastated them.
46 He gave their crops to the grasshopper, their produce to the locust.
47 He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore-figs with sleet.
48 He gave over their cattle to the hail, their livestock to bolts of lightning.
49 He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility— a band of destroying angels.
50 He prepared a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death but gave them over to the plague.
51 He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt, the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham.
52 But he brought his people out like a flock; he led them like sheep through the wilderness.
53 He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed their enemies.
54 And so he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand had taken.
55 He drove out nations before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance; he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.

Cross References 18

  • 1. S Judges 3:7; S Nehemiah 9:17
  • 2. S Psalms 27:11
  • 3. Exodus 10:1
  • 4. S Exodus 3:20
  • 5. Exodus 7:20-21; Psalms 105:29
  • 6. Exodus 8:24; Psalms 105:31
  • 7. S Exodus 8:2,6
  • 8. Nahum 3:15
  • 9. S Exodus 10:13
  • 10. Exodus 9:23; Psalms 105:32; Psalms 147:17
  • 11. Exodus 9:25
  • 12. Exodus 15:7
  • 13. S Genesis 19:13; 1 Corinthians 10:10
  • 14. S Exodus 12:12; Exodus 12:29; Psalms 135:8
  • 15. Psalms 105:23; Psalms 106:22
  • 16. S Job 21:11; S Psalms 28:9; Psalms 77:20
  • 17. S Exodus 14:28
  • 18. Exodus 15:7; Psalms 106:10
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