Psalms, Chapter 77
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77:1 (To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.) I
cried unto God with my a voice, [even] unto God with my
voice; and he gave ear unto me.
(a) The prophet teaches us by his example to flee to God
for help in our necessities.
77:3 I remembered God, and was b troubled: I complained, and
my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
(b) He shows that we must patiently abide though God does
not deliver us from our troubles at the first cry.
77:4 Thou holdest mine eyes c waking: I am so troubled that I
(c) Meaning that his sorrows were as watchmen that kept his
eyes from sleeping.
77:6 I call to remembrance my d song in the night: I commune
with mine own heart: and my spirit made e diligent
(d) Of thanksgiving, which I was accustomed to sing in my
77:8 Is his f mercy clean gone for ever? doth [his] promise
fail for evermore?
(e) Both the reasons why I was chastened, and when my
sorrows would end.
(f) As if he would say, It is impossible: by which he
exhorts himself to patience.
77:10 And I said, This [is] my g infirmity: [but I will
remember] the years of the right hand of the most High.
(g) Though I first doubted of my life, yet considering
that God had his years, that is, change of times, and
was accustomed also to lift up them whom he had
beaten, I took heart again.
77:13 Thy way, O God, [is] h in the sanctuary: who [is so]
great a i God as [our] God?
(h) That is in heaven, to which we must ascend by faith,
if we will know the ways of God.
77:16 The k waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they
were afraid: the depths also were troubled.
(i) He condemns all who worship anything save the only
true God, whose glory appears through the world.
(k) He declares how the power of God was declared when he
delivered the Israelites through the Red Sea.
77:17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a l
sound: thine arrows also went abroad.
(l) That is, thundered and lightninged.
77:19 Thy way [is] in the sea, and thy path in the great waters,
and thy footsteps are not m known.
(m) For when you had brought over your people, the water
returned to her course, and the enemies who thought to
have followed them, could not pass through,
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