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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 77:1-20

To the director on Je·du′thun.* Of A′saph.+ A melody. 77  With my voice I will even cry out to God* himself,+ With my voice to God, and he will certainly give ear to me.+   In the day of my distress I have searched for Jehovah* himself.+ At night my very hand has been stretched out* and does not grow numb; My soul has refused to be comforted.+   I will remember God and be boisterous;+ I will show concern, that my spirit may faint away.+ Se′lah.   You have seized hold of my eyelids;+ I have become agitated, and I cannot speak.+   I have thought upon the days of long ago,+ On the years in the indefinite past.   I will remember my string music in the night;+ With my heart I will show concern,+ And my spirit will carefully search.   Will it be to times indefinite that Jehovah* keeps casting off,+ And will he no more be pleased again?+   Has his loving-kindness terminated forever?+ Has [his] saying come to nothing+ for generation after generation?   Has God* forgotten to be favorable,+ Or has he shut off his mercies in anger?+ Se′lah. 10  And shall I keep saying: “This is what pierces me through,+ The changing of the right hand of the Most High”?+ 11  I shall remember the practices of Jah;*+ For I will remember your marvelous doing of long ago.+ 12  And I shall certainly meditate on all your activity,+ And with your dealings I will concern myself.+ 13  O God,* your way is in the holy place.+ Who is a great God* like God?+ 14  You are the [true] God, doing marvelously.+ Among the peoples you have made your strength known.+ 15  With [your] arm you have recovered your people,+ The sons of Jacob and of Joseph. Se′lah. 16  The waters have seen you, O God, The waters have seen you; they began to be in severe pains.+ Also, the watery deeps* began to be agitated.+ 17  The clouds have thunderously poured down water;+ A sound the cloudy skies have given forth. Also, your own arrows proceeded to go here and there.+ 18  The sound of your thunder was like chariot wheels;+ Lightnings have lighted up the productive land;*+ The earth became agitated and began to rock.+ 19  Through the sea your way was,+ And your path was through many waters; And your very footprints have not come to be known. 20  You have led your people just like a flock,+ By the hand of Moses and Aaron.+

Footnotes

See 39:Sup ftn.
“God.” Heb., ʼElo·him′; TLXXVg, “Jehovah.”
One of 134 scribal changes from YHWH to ʼAdho·nai′. See App 1B.
Lit., “poured out.”
See vs 2 ftn, “Jehovah.”
“God.” Heb., ʼEl.
See 68:4 ftn.
“God.” Heb., ʼElo·him′.
“God.” Heb., ʼEl.
See Ex 15:5 ftn.
“The productive land.” Heb., te·vel′; LXX, “the inhabited earth”; Lat., or′bi ter′rae, “the terrestrial circle.”