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)

I remembered(F) you, God, and I groaned;(G)
    I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.[b](H)
You kept my eyes from closing;
    I was too troubled to speak.(I)
I thought about the former days,(J)
    the years of long ago;
I remembered my songs in the night.
    My heart meditated and my spirit asked:

“Will the Lord reject forever?(K)
    Will he never show his favor(L) again?
Has his unfailing love(M) vanished forever?
    Has his promise(N) failed for all time?
Has God forgotten to be merciful?(O)
    Has he in anger withheld his compassion?(P)

10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal:
    the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand.(Q)
11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
    yes, I will remember your miracles(R) of long ago.
12 I will consider(S) all your works
    and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”(T)

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

16 The waters(X) saw you, God,
    the waters saw you and writhed;(Y)
    the very depths were convulsed.
17 The clouds poured down water,(Z)
    the heavens resounded with thunder;(AA)
    your arrows(AB) flashed back and forth.
18 Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind,(AC)
    your lightning(AD) lit up the world;
    the earth trembled and quaked.(AE)
19 Your path(AF) led through the sea,(AG)
    your way through the mighty waters,
    though your footprints were not seen.

20 You led your people(AH) like a flock(AI)
    by the hand of Moses and Aaron.(AJ)

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 77:1 In Hebrew texts 77:1-20 is numbered 77:2-21.
  2. Psalm 77:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 9 and 15.

遇难时追思神心得安慰

77 亚萨的诗,照耶杜顿的做法,交于伶长。

我要向神发声呼求,我向神发声,他必留心听我。
我在患难之日寻求主,我在夜间不住地举手祷告,我的心不肯受安慰。
我想念神,就烦躁不安;我沉吟悲伤,心便发昏。(细拉)
你叫我不能闭眼,我烦乱不安,甚至不能说话。
我追想古时之日,上古之年。
我想起我夜间的歌曲,扪心自问,我心里也仔细省察:
难道主要永远丢弃我,不再施恩吗?
难道他的慈爱永远穷尽,他的应许世世废弃吗?
难道神忘记开恩,因发怒就止住他的慈悲吗?(细拉)
10 我便说:“这是我的懦弱,但我要追念至高者显出右手之年代。”
11 我要提说耶和华所行的,我要记念你古时的奇事。
12 我也要思想你的经营,默念你的作为。
13 神啊,你的作为是洁净的,有何神大如神呢?
14 你是行奇事的神,你曾在列邦中彰显你的能力。
15 你曾用你的膀臂赎了你的民,就是雅各约瑟的子孙。(细拉)
16 神啊,诸水见你,一见就都惊惶,深渊也都战抖。
17 云中倒出水来,天空发出响声,你的箭也飞行四方。
18 你的雷声在旋风中,电光照亮世界,大地战抖震动。
19 你的道在海中,你的路在大水中,你的脚踪无人知道。
20 你曾借摩西亚伦的手引导你的百姓,好像羊群一般。