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Psalm 77 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:1 - For Jeduthun, the choir director: A psalm of Asaph.

I cry out to God; yes, I shout.
Oh, that God would listen to me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:2 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:3 - I think of God, and I moan,
overwhelmed with longing for his help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:4 - You don’t let me sleep.
I am too distressed even to pray!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:5 - I think of the good old days,
long since ended,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:6 - when my nights were filled with joyful songs.
I search my soul and ponder the difference now.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:7 - Has the Lord rejected me forever?
Will he never again be kind to me?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:8 - Is his unfailing love gone forever?
Have his promises permanently failed?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:9 - Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he slammed the door on his compassion?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:10 - And I said, “This is my fate;
the Most High has turned his hand against me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:11 - But then I recall all you have done, O LORD;
I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:12 - They are constantly in my thoughts.
I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:13 - O God, your ways are holy.
Is there any god as mighty as you?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:14 - You are the God of great wonders!
You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:15 - By your strong arm, you redeemed your people,
the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:16 - When the Red Sea[fn] saw you, O God,
its waters looked and trembled!
The sea quaked to its very depths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:17 - The clouds poured down rain;
the thunder rumbled in the sky.
Your arrows of lightning flashed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:18 - Your thunder roared from the whirlwind;
the lightning lit up the world!
The earth trembled and shook.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:19 - Your road led through the sea,
your pathway through the mighty waters—
a pathway no one knew was there!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:20 - You led your people along that road like a flock of sheep,
with Moses and Aaron as their shepherds.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew the waters.

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