New International Reader's Version

Psalm 77

Psalm 77

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of Asaph.

I cried out to God for help.
    I cried out to God to hear me.
When I was in trouble, I looked to the Lord for help.
    During the night I lifted up my hands in prayer.
    But I refused to be comforted.

God, I remembered you, and I groaned.
    I thought about you, and I became weak.
You kept me from going to sleep.
    I was so troubled I couldn’t speak.
I thought about days gone by.
    I thought about the years of long ago.
I remembered how I used to sing praise to you in the night.
    I thought about it, and here is what I asked myself.

“Will the Lord turn away from us forever?
    Won’t he ever show us his kindness again?
Has his faithful love disappeared forever?
    Has his promise failed for all time?
Has God forgotten to help us?
    Has he held back his tender love because he was angry?”

10 Then I thought, “Here is what gives me hope.
    For many years the Most High God showed how powerful he is.
11 Lord, I will remember what you did.
    Yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
12 I will spend time thinking about everything you have done.
    I will consider all your mighty acts.”

13 God, everything you do is holy.
    What god is as great as our God?
14 You are the God who does miracles.
    You show your power among the nations.
15 With your mighty arm you set your people free.
    You set the children of Jacob and Joseph free.

16 God, the water of the Red Sea saw you.
    It saw you and boiled up.
    The deepest waters were stirred up.
17 The clouds poured down rain.
    The skies rumbled with thunder.
    Lightning flashed back and forth like arrows.
18 Your thunder was heard in the windstorm.
    Your lightning lit up the world.
    The earth trembled and shook.
19 Your path led through the Red Sea.
    You walked through the mighty waters.
    But your footprints were not seen.

20 You led your people like a flock.
    You led them by the hands of Moses and Aaron.

Amplified Bible

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.