Psalms - Chapter 77




The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

1 <To the chief music-maker. After Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A Psalm.> I was crying to God with my voice; even to God with my voice, and he gave ear to me.

2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

2 In the day of my trouble, my heart was turned to the Lord: my hand was stretched out in the night without resting; my soul would not be comforted.

3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

3 I will keep God in memory, with sounds of grief; my thoughts are troubled, and my spirit is overcome. (Selah.)

4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

4 You keep my eyes from sleep; I am so troubled that no words come.

5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

5 My thoughts go back to the days of the past, to the years which are gone.

6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

6 The memory of my song comes back to me in the night; my thoughts are moving in my heart; my spirit is searching with care.

7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

7 Will the Lord put me away for ever? will he be kind no longer?

8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?

8 Is his mercy quite gone for ever? has his word come to nothing?

9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

9 Has God put away the memory of his pity? are his mercies shut up by his wrath? (Selah.)

10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

10 And I said, It is a weight on my spirit; but I will keep in mind the years of the right hand of the Most High.

11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

11 I will keep in mind the works of Jah: I will keep the memory of your wonders in the past.

12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

12 I will give thought to all your work, while my mind goes over your acts of power.

13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

13 Your way, O God, is holy: what god is so great as our God?

14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

14 You are the God who does works of power: you have made your strength clear to the nations.

15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

15 With your arm you have made your people free, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. (Selah.)

16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

16 The waters saw you, O God; the waters saw you, they were in fear: even the deep was troubled.

17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.

17 The clouds sent out water; the skies gave out a sound; truly, your arrows went far and wide.

18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

18 The voice of your thunder went rolling on; the world was flaming with the light of the storm; the earth was shaking.

19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

19 Your way was in the sea, and your road in the great waters; there was no knowledge of your footsteps.

20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

20 You were guiding your people like a flock, by the hand of Moses and Aaron.




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