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Psalm 77

Comfort in Trouble from Recalling God’s Mighty Deeds.

To the Chief Musician; according to Jeduthun [one of David’s three chief musicians, founder of an official musical family]. A Psalm of Asaph.

1My voice rises to God, and I will cry aloud;
My voice rises to God, and He will hear me.

In the day of my trouble I [desperately] sought the Lord;
In the night my hand was [a]stretched out [in prayer] without weariness;
My soul refused to be comforted.

I remember God; then I am disquieted and I groan;
I sigh [in prayer], and my spirit grows faint. Selah.

You have held my eyelids open;
I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

I have considered the ancient days,
The years [of prosperity] of long, long ago.

I will remember my song in the night;
I will meditate with my heart,
And my spirit searches:


Will the Lord reject forever?
And will He never be favorable again?

Has His lovingkindness ceased forever?
Have His promises ended for all time?

Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah.
10 
And I said, “This is my grief,
That the right hand of the Most High has changed [and His lovingkindness is withheld].”

11 
I will [solemnly] remember the deeds of the Lord;
Yes, I will [wholeheartedly] remember Your wonders of old.
12 
I will meditate on all Your works
And thoughtfully consider all Your [great and wondrous] deeds.
13 
Your way, O God, is holy [far from sin and guilt].
What god is great like our God?
14 
You are the [awesome] God who works [powerful] wonders;
You have demonstrated Your power among the people.
15 
You have with Your [great] arm redeemed Your people,
The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

16 
The waters [of the Red Sea] saw You, O God;
The waters saw You, they were in anguish;
The deeps also trembled.
17 
The clouds poured down water;
The skies sent out a sound [of rumbling thunder];
Your arrows (lightning) flashed here and there.
18 
The voice of Your thunder was in the [b]whirlwind;
The lightnings illumined the world;
The earth trembled and shook.
19 
Your way [of escape for Your people] was through the sea,
And Your paths through the great waters,
And Your footprints were not traceable.
20 
You led Your people like a flock
By the hand of Moses and Aaron [to the promised goal].

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 77:2 Lit and did not grow numb.
  2. Psalm 77:18 Lit wheel, possibly referring instead to the wheels on God’s chariot.

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Salme 77

Når Gud tilsyneladende ikke svarer

1Til korlederen Jedutun: En sang af Asaf.

Jeg råber til Gud uden ophør.
    Jeg håber, han hører min bøn.
Jeg er i nød og søger hen til min herre.
    Hele natten løfter jeg hænderne i bøn til ham.
        Jeg har ikke ro i min sjæl, før han svarer.
Jeg tænker på Gud og stønner i min nød,
    jeg sukker af længsel efter hans hjælp.
Jeg kan ikke sove, før han griber ind.
    Jeg er fortvivlet, kan dårligt nok bede.

Jeg mindes de gamle dage,
    den tid, som nu er forbi.
Dengang sang vi af glæde til langt ud på natten.
    Nu sidder jeg og spørger mig selv:
Har Herren forkastet mig for evigt?
    Vil han aldrig igen være nådig?
Er hans trofasthed opbrugt?
    Gælder hans løfter ikke længere?
10 Har Gud glemt at være god?
    Har han lukket sit hjerte i vrede?
11 Jeg kan ikke udholde den tanke,
    at den Almægtige skulle have mistet sin magt.
12 Jeg husker miraklerne i gamle dage,
    de fantastiske ting, Gud gjorde engang.
13 De er altid i mine tanker,
    jeg kan ikke lade være at grunde over dem.

14 Du er helt speciel, Gud,
    ingen guder kan måles med dig.
15 Du er undernes og miraklernes Gud,
    du viste din magt, så alverden hørte om det.
16 Du befriede dit folk med din vældige styrke,
    det var Jakobs og Josefs slægt.
17 Havet så dig og trak sig tilbage af frygt,
    Det Røde Hav skælvede ved synet af dig.
Havdybet rystede af skræk,
18     skyerne sendte strømme af regn.
Tordenen rullede hen over himlen,
    dine lynpile fløj til alle sider.
19 Tordenen rumlede som vognhjul,
    lynene oplyste himlen.
        Hele jorden rystede og bævede.
20 Du banede en vej gennem havet,
    du vandrede igennem de vældige vande,
        men du efterlod dig ingen fodspor.
21 Som en fårehyrde førte du dit folk,
    Moses og Aron var dine hjælpere.