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Psalm 77 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:1 - [fn]For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm. I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:2 - When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:3 - I remembered you, God, and I groaned; I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:4 - You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:5 - I thought about the former days, the years of long ago;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:6 - I remembered my songs in the night. My heart meditated and my spirit asked:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:7 - “Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:8 - Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:9 - Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:10 - Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:11 - I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:12 - I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:13 - Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:14 - You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:15 - With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:16 - The waters saw you, God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:17 - The clouds poured down water, the heavens resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:18 - Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:19 - Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:20 - You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 77:1-20 is numbered 77:2-21.
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 9 and 15.

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