New Living Translation

Psalm 77

Psalm 77

For Jeduthun, the choir director: A psalm of Asaph.

I cry out to God; yes, I shout.
    Oh, that God would listen to me!
When I was in deep trouble,
    I searched for the Lord.
All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven,
    but my soul was not comforted.
I think of God, and I moan,
    overwhelmed with longing for his help. Interlude

You don’t let me sleep.
    I am too distressed even to pray!
I think of the good old days,
    long since ended,
when my nights were filled with joyful songs.
    I search my soul and ponder the difference now.
Has the Lord rejected me forever?
    Will he never again be kind to me?
Is his unfailing love gone forever?
    Have his promises permanently failed?
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
    Has he slammed the door on his compassion? Interlude

10 And I said, “This is my fate;
    the Most High has turned his hand against me.”
11 But then I recall all you have done, O Lord;
    I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago.
12 They are constantly in my thoughts.
    I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.

13 O God, your ways are holy.
    Is there any god as mighty as you?
14 You are the God of great wonders!
    You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations.
15 By your strong arm, you redeemed your people,
    the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Interlude

16 When the Red Sea[a] saw you, O God,
    its waters looked and trembled!
    The sea quaked to its very depths.
17 The clouds poured down rain;
    the thunder rumbled in the sky.
    Your arrows of lightning flashed.
18 Your thunder roared from the whirlwind;
    the lightning lit up the world!
    The earth trembled and shook.
19 Your road led through the sea,
    your pathway through the mighty waters—
    a pathway no one knew was there!
20 You led your people along that road like a flock of sheep,
    with Moses and Aaron as their shepherds.

Notas al pie

  1. 77:16 Hebrew the waters.

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.