Psalm 77

In the Day of Trouble I Seek the Lord

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.

I a cry aloud to God,
aloud to God, and he will hear me.
2 b In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord;
in c the night my d hand is stretched out without wearying;
my soul e refuses to be comforted.
3 When I remember God, I f moan;
when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah

4 You hold my eyelids open;
I am so g troubled that I cannot speak.
5 I consider h the days of old,
the years long ago.
6 I said, 1 "Let me remember my i song in the night;
let me j meditate in my heart."
Then my spirit made a diligent search:
7 "Will the Lord k spurn forever,
and never again l be favorable?
8 Has his steadfast love forever ceased?
Are his m promises at an end for all time?
9 n Has God forgotten to be gracious?
o Has he in anger shut up his compassion?" Selah

10 Then I said, "I will appeal to this,
to the years of the p right hand of the Most High." 2

11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
yes, I will q remember your wonders of old.
12 I will ponder all your r work,
and meditate on your s mighty deeds.
13 Your way, O God, is t holy.
u What god is great like our God?
14 You are the God who v works wonders;
you have w made known your might among the peoples.
15 You x with your arm redeemed your people,
the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

16 When y the waters saw you, O God,
when the waters saw you, they were afraid;
indeed, the deep trembled.
17 The clouds poured out water;
the skies z gave forth thunder;
your a arrows flashed on every side.
18 b The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind;
c your lightnings lighted up the world;
the earth d trembled and shook.
19 Your e way was through the sea,
your path through the great waters;
yet your footprints f were unseen. 3
20 You g led your people like a flock
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 39:1
    I said, "I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 50:1
    The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 3:4
    I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 86:7
    In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.
    Psalms 20:1
    May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
    Psalms 50:15
    And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.
    Isaiah 26:16
    O Lord, in distress they sought you; they poured out a whispered prayer when your discipline was upon them.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 63:6
    When I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night.
    Isaiah 26:9
    My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. For when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 143:6
    I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah
  7. Cross References
    Genesis 37:35
    All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted and said, "No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning." Thus his father wept for him.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 42:5
    Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation
    Psalms 42:11
    Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
    Psalms 43:5
    Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
  9. Cross References
    Genesis 41:8
    So in the morning his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was none who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 77:10 - 11
    Then I said, "I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High.
    Psalms 44:1
    O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old:
    Psalms 143:5
    I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.
    Deuteronomy 32:7
    Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.
    Isaiah 51:9
    Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord ; awake, as in days of old, the generations of long ago. Was it not you who cut Rahab in pieces, who pierced the dragon?
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 42:8
    By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 4:4
    Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 44:9
    But you have rejected us and disgraced us and have not gone out with our armies.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 85:1
    Lord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
  15. Cross References
    Romans 9:6
    But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel.
  16. Cross References
    Isaiah 49:15
    Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.
  17. Cross References
    Habakkuk 3:2
    O Lord, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O Lord, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 118:15
    Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: "The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 77:5
    I consider the days of old, the years long ago.
    Psalms 105:5
    Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 90:16
    Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children.
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 9:11
    Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 73:17
    Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end.
  23. Cross References
    Psalms 35:10
    All my bones shall say, "O Lord, who is like you, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, the poor and needy from him who robs him?
  24. Cross References
    Psalms 72:18
    Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.
  25. Cross References
    Psalms 106:8
    Yet he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make known his mighty power.
  26. Cross References
    Psalms 74:2
    Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old, which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your heritage! Remember Mount Zion, where you have dwelt.
    Exodus 6:6
    Say therefore to the people of Israel, 'I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment.
    Deuteronomy 9:29
    For they are your people and your heritage, whom you brought out by your great power and by your outstretched arm.
  27. Cross References
    Psalms 114:3
    The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back.
    Exodus 14:21
    Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
    Joshua 3:15 - 16
    And as soon as those bearing the ark had come as far as the Jordan, and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the brink of the water (now the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest).
    Habakkuk 3:10
    The mountains saw you and writhed; the raging waters swept on; the deep gave forth its voice; it lifted its hands on high.
  28. Cross References
    Psalms 68:33
    To him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.
  29. Cross References
    Psalms 18:14
    And he sent out his arrows and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings and routed them.
  30. Cross References
    Psalms 104:7
    At your rebuke they fled; at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.
  31. Cross References
    Psalms 97:4
    His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
  32. Cross References
    Psalms 18:7
    Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry.
  33. Cross References
    Habakkuk 3:15
    You trampled the sea with your horses, the surging of mighty waters.
  34. Cross References
    Psalms 36:6
    Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O Lord.
  35. Cross References
    Psalms 78:52 - 53
    Then he led out his people like sheep and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
    Psalms 80:1
    Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
    Exodus 13:21
    And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
    Exodus 14:19
    Then the angel of God who was going before the host of Israel moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them.
    Isaiah 63:11 - 12
    Then he remembered the days of old, of Moses and his people. Where is he who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of his flock? Where is he who put in the midst of them his Holy Spirit.
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