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Psalms 77

Overview

Psalms 77:1, The psalmist shews what fierce combat he had with diffidence; Psalms 77:10, The victory which he had by consideration of God’s great and gracious works.

Psalms 39:1, Psalms 62:1 *titles 1 Chronicles 16:41, 1 Chronicles 16:42, 1 Chronicles 25:3, 1 Chronicles 25:6

Verse 1

A Psalm: This Psalm is allowed by the best judges to have been written during the Babylonian captivity.

of Asaph: or, for Asaph, Psalms 50:1, *title

I cried: Psalms 3:4, Psalms 34:6, Psalms 55:16, Psalms 55:17, Psalms 142:1-3

gave: Psalms 116:1, Psalms 116:2

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 6:39 - Asaph 1 Chronicles 25:2 - Asaph 2 Chronicles 35:15 - according Nehemiah 9:4 - cried Job 5:8 - seek Job 16:6 - my grief Psalms 9:9 - in times Psalms 28:1 - Unto Psalms 30:8 - unto Psalms 34:4 - sought Psalms 86:7 - General Psalms 138:3 - In the day Song of Solomon 5:8 - I am Isaiah 26:16 - in trouble Jonah 2:4 - I said Romans 8:26 - with

Verse 2

In the: Psalms 18:6, Psalms 50:15, Psalms 88:1-3, Psalms 102:1, Psalms 102:2, Psalms 130:1, Psalms 130:2, Genesis 32:7-12, Genesis 32:28, 2 Kings 19:3, 2 Kings 19:4, 2 Kings 19:15-20, Isaiah 26:9, Isaiah 26:16, Jonah 2:1, Jonah 2:2, 2 Corinthians 12:7, 2 Corinthians 12:8, Hebrews 5:7

my: Psalms 6:2, Psalms 6:3, Psalms 38:3-8, 2 Chronicles 6:28, Isaiah 1:5, Isaiah 1:6, Hosea 5:13, Hosea 6:1

sore: Heb. hand

my soul: Genesis 37:35, Esther 4:1-4, Proverbs 18:14, Jeremiah 31:15, John 11:31

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 4:20 - neither did she regard it Esther 4:4 - but he received it not Job 5:8 - seek Job 9:27 - General Job 23:2 - my complaint Psalms 6:6 - I am Psalms 9:9 - in times Psalms 13:2 - take Psalms 16:7 - in the Psalms 25:17 - General Psalms 27:5 - For in Psalms 30:8 - unto Psalms 34:4 - sought Psalms 38:17 - sorrow Psalms 59:16 - day Psalms 86:7 - General Psalms 88:3 - soul Psalms 92:2 - every night Psalms 94:19 - General Psalms 118:5 - called Psalms 138:3 - In the day Psalms 142:1 - with my voice Ecclesiastes 2:23 - his heart Song of Solomon 3:1 - night Isaiah 22:4 - labour Jeremiah 17:17 - a terror Lamentations 1:2 - weepeth Lamentations 3:49 - and John 14:1 - not Acts 16:25 - prayed Revelation 7:9 - a great

Verse 3

I remembered: Job 6:4, Job 23:15, Job 23:16, Job 31:23, Jeremiah 17:17

I complained: Psalms 88:3-18, Psalms 102:3-28, Job 7:11, Lamentations 3:17, Lamentations 3:39

spirit: Psalms 55:4, Psalms 55:5, Psalms 61:2, Psalms 142:2, Psalms 142:3, Psalms 143:4, Psalms 143:5

Reciprocal: Job 9:27 - General Job 21:4 - is my complaint Job 21:6 - Even when Psalms 6:3 - My Psalms 38:17 - sorrow Psalms 102:1 - poureth Psalms 102:4 - heart Proverbs 18:14 - but Song of Solomon 5:6 - my soul Isaiah 26:9 - have I Jeremiah 45:3 - I fainted Lamentations 1:7 - remembered John 14:1 - not Romans 7:24 - wretched

Verse 4

holdest: Psalms 6:6, Esther 6:1, Job 7:13-15

I am: Job 2:13, Job 6:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 45:15 - talked Job 7:4 - When Psalms 63:6 - General Psalms 102:7 - watch Jeremiah 45:3 - I fainted Daniel 6:18 - and

Verse 5

Psalms 74:12-18, Psalms 143:5, Deuteronomy 32:7, Isaiah 51:9, Isaiah 63:9-15, Micah 7:14, Micah 7:15

Reciprocal: Job 35:14 - yet Psalms 77:10 - the years Psalms 119:52 - remembered Isaiah 63:11 - he remembered Jeremiah 2:6 - Where Lamentations 1:7 - remembered Haggai 1:9 - Why

Verse 6

my song: Psalms 42:8, Job 35:10, Habakkuk 3:17, Habakkuk 3:18, Jonah 1:2, Acts 16:25

commune: Psalms 4:4, Ecclesiastes 1:16

and: Psalms 139:23, Psalms 139:24, Job 10:2, Lamentations 3:40, 1 Corinthians 11:28-32

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:7 - ask Judges 5:16 - great Job 13:24 - hidest thou Psalms 16:7 - in the Psalms 42:6 - therefore Psalms 119:55 - night Psalms 143:5 - remember Isaiah 49:14 - The Lord Micah 7:18 - he retaineth 2 Timothy 1:5 - I call

Verse 7

the Lord: Psalms 13:1, Psalms 13:2, Psalms 37:24, Psalms 74:1, Psalms 89:38, Psalms 89:46, Jeremiah 23:24-26, Lamentations 3:31, Lamentations 3:32, Romans 11:1, Romans 11:2

and will: Psalms 79:5, Psalms 85:1, Psalms 85:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:19 - lest some Judges 6:13 - why then Job 30:21 - become cruel Psalms 6:3 - how Psalms 25:6 - for they Psalms 43:2 - why dost Psalms 88:14 - Lord Song of Solomon 3:2 - I sought Isaiah 40:27 - sayest Isaiah 63:15 - Are Jeremiah 3:5 - he reserve Lamentations 3:21 - recall to my mind Lamentations 5:20 - dost Ezekiel 37:11 - Our bones Mark 4:38 - carest

Verse 8

Is his: Isaiah 27:11, Luke 16:25, Luke 16:26

doth: Numbers 14:34, Numbers 23:19, Jeremiah 15:18, Romans 9:6

for evermore: Heb. to generation and generation

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:7 - many generations Lamentations 3:22 - because

Verse 9

God: Isaiah 40:27, Isaiah 49:14, Isaiah 49:15, Isaiah 63:15

shut up: Luke 13:25-28, Romans 11:32, *marg. 1 John 3:17

Reciprocal: Psalms 10:12 - forget Psalms 42:9 - Why hast Psalms 51:1 - tender Psalms 85:5 - angry Psalms 89:49 - where

Verse 10

This is: etc. Or, as Dr. Waterland renders, "This my affliction is a change of the right hand of the Most High," i.e., it proceeds from a change of God's conduct towards me. De Dieu renders, Precari, hoc meum est; mutare dextram Altissimì "To pray, this is my business. To change the right hand of the Most High." I can do nothing else than pray: God is the Ruler of events.

Mr. N. M. Berlin translates, Dolere meum hoc est: mutare est dextre Altissimi. "To grieve is my portion. To change (my condition) belongs to the right hand of the Most High." Psalms 31:22, Psalms 73:22, Psalms 116:11, Job 42:3, Lamentations 3:18-23, Mark 9:24

the years: Psalms 77:5, Exodus 15:6, Numbers 23:21, Numbers 23:22, Deuteronomy 4:34, Habakkuk 3:2-13

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 4:14 - remember Psalms 48:9 - thought Psalms 77:11 - General Psalms 78:7 - not forget Psalms 89:39 - void Psalms 89:49 - where Psalms 138:7 - thou shalt stretch Psalms 143:5 - remember Isaiah 26:8 - desire Jeremiah 10:19 - Truly Jonah 2:7 - I remembered John 14:1 - not

Verse 11

Psalms 77:10, Psalms 28:5, Psalms 78:11, Psalms 111:4, 1 Chronicles 16:12, Isaiah 5:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:63 - to meditate Deuteronomy 7:18 - remember Deuteronomy 8:2 - remember Deuteronomy 32:7 - ask Joshua 10:25 - Fear not 1 Samuel 17:37 - The Lord Psalms 48:9 - thought Psalms 105:5 - Remember Psalms 107:31 - his wonderful Psalms 111:2 - sought Psalms 119:52 - remembered Jonah 2:7 - I remembered Mark 1:45 - and began Acts 2:11 - wonderful

Verse 12

meditate: Psalms 104:34, Psalms 143:5

talk: Psalms 71:24, Psalms 105:2, Psalms 145:4, Psalms 145:11, Deuteronomy 6:7, Luke 24:14-32

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:63 - to meditate Deuteronomy 32:7 - ask Psalms 48:9 - in the Psalms 111:2 - sought Psalms 119:52 - remembered 1 Timothy 4:15 - Meditate

Verse 13

Thy way: Psalms 27:4, Psalms 63:2, Psalms 68:25, Psalms 73:17

who: Psalms 89:6-8, Exodus 15:11, Deuteronomy 32:31, Isaiah 40:18, Isaiah 40:25, Isaiah 46:5

Reciprocal: Job 37:3 - He Ezekiel 48:35 - The Lord Acts 13:17 - and with

Verse 14

the God: Psalms 72:18, Psalms 86:10, Psalms 105:5, Psalms 136:4, Exodus 15:11, Revelation 15:3

thou hast: Exodus 13:14, Exodus 15:6, Joshua 9:9, Joshua 9:10, Isaiah 51:9, Isaiah 52:10, Daniel 3:29, Daniel 6:27

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:13 - led Exodus 18:1 - heard Exodus 34:10 - I will do marvels Psalms 63:2 - in the Psalms 98:1 - for he Psalms 107:31 - his wonderful

Verse 15

with: Psalms 136:11, Psalms 136:12, Exodus 6:6, Deuteronomy 9:26, Deuteronomy 9:29, Isaiah 63:9

the sons: Genesis 48:3-20

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:13 - led Exodus 18:1 - heard Joshua 24:6 - Egyptians 1 Chronicles 17:21 - redeem Nehemiah 9:15 - broughtest Psalms 81:5 - in Joseph Psalms 86:10 - For

Verse 16

Psalms 114:3-6, Exodus 14:21, Joshua 3:15, Joshua 3:16, Habakkuk 3:8-10, Habakkuk 3:15

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:24 - looked unto Joshua 4:23 - which he dried 1 Samuel 7:10 - thundered 2 Samuel 22:14 - thundered Job 36:29 - the noise Psalms 29:3 - The voice Psalms 68:9 - didst Psalms 104:32 - looketh Ecclesiastes 12:2 - nor Ezekiel 1:18 - they were so Ezekiel 38:22 - an overflowing Habakkuk 3:10 - the overflowing Zechariah 10:11 - smite 1 Corinthians 10:1 - and all

Verse 17

poured out like water, Heb. were poured forth with water, Psalms 68:8, Psalms 68:9

thine: Psalms 18:14, Psalms 144:6, 2 Samuel 22:15, Habakkuk 3:11

Reciprocal: Joshua 10:11 - the Lord Judges 5:4 - dropped Judges 5:20 - fought Psalms 68:33 - his voice Ezekiel 10:5 - the voice Zechariah 9:14 - his

Verse 18

voice: Psalms 29:3-9, Exodus 19:16, Job 37:1-5, Revelation 11:19

lightnings: Psalms 97:4, Habakkuk 3:4, Revelation 18:1

earth: Exodus 19:18, 2 Samuel 22:8, 2 Samuel 22:14, Matthew 27:51, Matthew 28:2, Revelation 20:11

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:23 - the Lord sent Joshua 10:11 - the Lord Judges 5:20 - fought Psalms 29:7 - flames Psalms 68:8 - earth Psalms 68:33 - his voice Psalms 114:7 - Tremble Psalms 144:6 - Cast forth Isaiah 5:25 - the hills Jeremiah 4:24 - mountains Jeremiah 10:10 - at Habakkuk 3:10 - mountains Habakkuk 3:11 - at the light of thine arrows they went Zechariah 9:14 - his Revelation 19:6 - and as the voice of mighty

Verse 19

way: Psalms 29:10, Psalms 97:2, Nehemiah 9:11, Nahum 1:3, Nahum 1:4, Habakkuk 3:15

footsteps: Exodus 14:28, Romans 11:33

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:29 - walked Exodus 15:11 - like unto thee Joshua 3:16 - rose up Judges 20:21 - destroyed 1 Samuel 12:6 - It is the Lord Job 9:11 - he goeth Job 11:7 - Canst Job 23:14 - many such Job 38:16 - the springs Psalms 36:6 - judgments Psalms 73:16 - When Psalms 106:9 - so he Isaiah 43:16 - maketh Isaiah 45:15 - a God Isaiah 55:9 - General Jeremiah 32:25 - for Daniel 4:3 - great

Verse 20

Psalms 78:52, Psalms 80:1, Exodus 13:21, Exodus 14:19, Isaiah 63:11, Isaiah 63:12, Hosea 12:13, Acts 7:35, Acts 7:36

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:10 - General Exodus 6:26 - That Aaron Exodus 6:27 - to bring Exodus 14:29 - walked Exodus 15:13 - led Exodus 16:6 - the Lord Leviticus 26:46 - by the hand Numbers 9:22 - abode Numbers 26:51 - General Numbers 33:1 - under the hand Deuteronomy 1:33 - Who went Deuteronomy 11:5 - General 1 Samuel 12:6 - It is the Lord Psalms 103:7 - He made Psalms 105:26 - sent Psalms 106:9 - so he Psalms 107:7 - he led Psalms 136:16 - General Jeremiah 2:17 - when he Habakkuk 3:13 - with Hebrews 8:9 - to lead

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 77". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-77.html.