Psalm 77[a]

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm.

I cried out to God(A) for help;
    I cried out to God to hear me.
When I was in distress,(B) I sought the Lord;
    at night(C) I stretched out untiring hands,(D)
    and I would not be comforted.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 77:1 In Hebrew texts 77:1-20 is numbered 77:2-21.

11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
    yes, I will remember your miracles(A) of long ago.
12 I will consider(B) all your works
    and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”(C)

13 Your ways, God, are holy.
    What god is as great as our God?(D)
14 You are the God who performs miracles;(E)
    you display your power among the peoples.
15 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people,(F)
    the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.

16 The waters(G) saw you, God,
    the waters saw you and writhed;(H)
    the very depths were convulsed.
17 The clouds poured down water,(I)
    the heavens resounded with thunder;(J)
    your arrows(K) flashed back and forth.
18 Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind,(L)
    your lightning(M) lit up the world;
    the earth trembled and quaked.(N)
19 Your path(O) led through the sea,(P)
    your way through the mighty waters,
    though your footprints were not seen.

20 You led your people(Q) like a flock(R)
    by the hand of Moses and Aaron.(S)

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13 So the king sent a third captain with his fifty men. This third captain went up and fell on his knees before Elijah. “Man of God,” he begged, “please have respect for my life(A) and the lives of these fifty men, your servants! 14 See, fire has fallen from heaven and consumed the first two captains and all their men. But now have respect for my life!”

15 The angel(B) of the Lord said to Elijah, “Go down with him; do not be afraid(C) of him.” So Elijah got up and went down with him to the king.

16 He told the king, “This is what the Lord says: Is it because there is no God in Israel for you to consult that you have sent messengers(D) to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron? Because you have done this, you will never leave(E) the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!” 17 So he died,(F) according to the word of the Lord that Elijah had spoken.

Because Ahaziah had no son, Joram[a](G) succeeded him as king in the second year of Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah. 18 As for all the other events of Ahaziah’s reign, and what he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 1:17 Hebrew Jehoram, a variant of Joram

The company(A) of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, “Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?”

“Yes, I know,” Elisha replied, “so be quiet.”

Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here, Elisha; the Lord has sent me to Jericho.(B)

And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went to Jericho.

The company(C) of the prophets at Jericho went up to Elisha and asked him, “Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?”

“Yes, I know,” he replied, “so be quiet.”

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Jesus Predicts His Death

21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.(A) 22 And he said, “The Son of Man(B) must suffer many things(C) and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law,(D) and he must be killed(E) and on the third day(F) be raised to life.”(G)

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.(H) 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.(I) 25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? 26 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them(J) when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.(K)

27 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”

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